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    Spectacular footage shows the Flying Enterprise sinking in the rough Atlantic waters, and Captain Carlsen is welcomed to Falmouth by his parents and the town

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Special! The Sinking of the "Flying Enterprise"- Greatest Story of the Sea Ever Filmed


    ENGLAND: Cornwall: Falmouth:

    CARLSEN CAPTAIN KURT. Brought ashore at Falmouth with Dancy from tug Turmoil after sinking of the Enterprise..huge crowds welcome them. Mayor, Parker (Capt of Turmoil) Dancy and Carlsen speak.. Press interview.. he tells of the lone vigil etc etc Shots of he and Dancy on the ship.. provisions shot aboard Enterprise and drawn on by life-line.. shots of two men waving etc.. Procession moves thro' crowds with his mother and father.. cheering etc and crowding round

    DANCY KENNETH..(Mate of Tug "Turmoil") Enterprise now having sunk he and Dancy brought ashore from the Turmoil at Falmouth.. he speaks.. Shots CU.. CU with Carlsen..procession thro' crowds etc etc Shots of he and Carlsen waving from the ship when food is brought aboard by life-line..shots waving etc etc.. Boat CU

    FALMOUTH Crowds wait thro the night for the arrival of the Turmoil towing the Flying Enterprise from mid Atlantic..The ship Enterprise sinks and the tug Turmoil comes in with Copra Carlsen and Kenneth Dancy..shots as they come ashore to be greeted by Mayor of the town..Mayor, Capt Parker of Turmoil? Kenneth Dancy, Carlsen speak in turn..Carlsen interviewed by Press..tells of his vigil..Procession then to moves thro' path cleared in crowd..cheering etc etc.Shots from the back of the town showing the sea front and the houses in Falmouth etc etc Carlsen's parents meet him as he lands...

    FLYING ENTERPRISE. Turmoil tows the Enterprise.. CU's etc..The tow rope broke the Enterprise settles lower in water..attempt to refit rope by flares at night..Turmoil stands by as she sinks lower in heavy waters..Willard Keith and Turmoil stand by as the Enterprise turns over on side..Captain Carlsen and Dancy abandon ship.. shots of salvage floating on empty sea.. Goods float away from Enterprise as she sinks.. shots of name then she goes down bows last..Shots of the two men on the ship.. C.U's.. lines reach ship and provisions draw on board..men wave from Enterprise.

    PARKER CAPTAIN DAN. (Skipper of tug "Turmoil") Comes ashore at Falmouth after sinking of the Flying Enterprise. speaks on doing his job.. C.U's.. shots of him Carlsen and Dancy

    ROUGH SEAS. Shots of heavy seas w wreckage floating out of Enterprise holds when it sunk...empty sea w just flotsom.

    SEA. Shots of heavy seas with wreckage floated out of Enterprise holds when it sank..empty sea with just flotsam

    TURMOIL (British Tug) Shots from air of Enterprise towing. rope breaks and tug stands by as freighter settles lower in water..Willard Keith and tug stand by as the Enterprise sinks..wreckage floating about etc etc..two men taken from Enterprise onto tug brought ashore at Falmouth..shots steaming in

    TURMOIL (British Tug) Dancy and Carlsen brought ashore..Captain Parker of the tug speaks..Carlsen and Dancy speak...shots of two together

    WILLARD KEITH. (U.S.Destroyer) Shots as she with the tug Turmoil stands by as the Enterprise settle down in water and gradually sinks..Wreckage floAts on water from the ship.

    WILLARD KEITH. (U.S.Destroyer) Shots as life-line is shot by rifle to the two men on the decks of the Enterprise..food is hauled by the line on board

    Ships and Boats; Disasters and Accidents

    shipwreck, Henrik Kurt Carlsen, hero, heroism, ships
    Background: Spectacular footage shows the Flying Enterprise sinking in the rough Atlantic waters, and Captain Carlsen is welcomed to Falmouth by his parents and the town

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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