The Germans have cause to remember the British Destroyer, 'Sheffield' for her part in the destruction of the battleship 'Bismark' during the war.
Several shots berth in Europahafen. Some action shots while going in etc. Spectators, several shots.
High British representative of British Consulate also Assistant Naval Attache Commander Fison RN go on board for being welcomed by Admiral, Commanding officers and others. On British Sheffield is Rear Admiral LUCE. This Gentlemen with funny hat was British Consul Massey of Bremen. Other footage is showing evening reception given by German town hall to Admiral and ship officers. Shown in several shots while eating. Another event given to officers was dancing party at Park hotel in Bremen. Also some pics. Another attraction was the party and the visit of the ship for some hundred poor German children. Footage is showing in several shots children playing on board, others watching interesting installations on board, others having opportunity for a free boat tour and other nice ideas. It was a fine day and after having a cake party they said goodbye to their new friends and got some sweets etc.
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Background: The Germans have cause to remember the British Destroyer, 'Sheffield' for her part in the destruction of the battleship 'Bismark' during the war. But past differences were completely forgotten when the Sheffield made a most peacable visit to Bremen last weekend (Nov 30).
Diplomatic representatives, including the British Consular delegate in Bremen, Mr. Massey, Assistant Naval attache Commander Fison and other consular officials, greeted the ship on her arrival at the Europahafen.
Later, the most important guests of honour, several hundred poor German school children went aboard for the treat of their lives.
There were all kinds of exciting things to do--Guns to manipulate, improvised swings to ride on, fast trips in a high-speed launch, a tea party and farewell gifts of chocolates and sweets.
The ships offices, too, had their party -- in Bremen's Park Hotel. A good time was had by all and wartime memoried were far away.