• Short Summary

    At ceremony attended by the King and Queen, Her Majesty christens world's largest liner.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: I am happy to name this ship the Queen Mary

    SCOTLAND: Glasgow: Clydebank:
    Gen. front view of ship
    Semi view of King George V & Queen Mary on balcony.
    Top view of crowd and pan. to ship.
    Semi view King makes speech.
    Top view and semi top view of people listening to King's speech with umbrellas.
    Back view of ship.
    Semi view of King & Queen on balcony with Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) Queen talks
    Semi view of Bottle hitting side of Ship.
    Semi view of King & Prince, Queen talks.
    Elev. shot of crowd and pan. of liner down slipway towards.
    CU. of ship down gangway.
    Gen. view pan. of ship down slipway.
    CU. of propellers into water.
    Front view of ship into water
    Long view of ship down gangway and into water.
    Semi view of chains and ship.
    Long view pan of rushing water and pan. to ship.
    Gen. side view of ship.

    Sound Effects: Off-stage voice describes launching. King talks about Liner 534 and hopes that she will win the blue Ribbon of the Atlantic. Queen says that she will Name the ship "The Queen Mary" and wishes luck to all those that sail on her. Loud blowing of hooters. Gen. playing of Britannia rules the waves.

    Royalty; King George V of Great Britain (1910-1936), Queen Mary of Great Britain (1867-1953), Scotland; Ceremonies - Launchings
    Background: At ceremony attended by the King and Queen, Her Majesty christens world's largest liner.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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