• Short Summary

    Two British warships came to Rotterdam for an informal unofficial visit for a resting period after the combined fleet manoeuvres of the Nato-forces in the Atlantic Ocean and the Northsea.

  • Description


    Roll 1
    65 ft

    1.
    Long shot of Maidstone on quai


    2.
    Part of the ship with name


    3.
    Another long shot of the Maidstone on the quai


    4.
    Part of the Maidstone, spectators in the foreground.



    Roll 2
    200 ft

    5.
    Bullwark on the quai


    6.
    Same, pan up


    7.
    Same, detail of the ship


    8.
    Background planes, in the foreground lift with visitors is coming up


    9.
    Different shots of visitors, looking at planes and guns, especially boys


    10.
    Pan from visitors to lift going down


    11.
    Visitors, looking at the pro-planes.




    Initials


    The ships leave Monday 29th Oct. They will have manoeuvres in the Canal and expect to be back in Plymouth half November. Several festivities had to be cancelled because many of the crew were abed with asiatic fever.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Two British warships came to Rotterdam for an informal unofficial visit for a resting period after the combined fleet manoeuvres of the Nato-forces in the Atlantic Ocean and the Northsea.

    They are the Maidstone, a submarine depotships, 11.000 tons and a length of 574 feet, wide 73 feet and a draught of 20 feet (roll 1). And an aircraft carrier "Bulwark". She is 3 years old, loaded with fuel the tonnage is 27.000 tons, length 737 feet, 90 feet wide and a draught of 26 feet. The motors have a capacity of 78000 horse power.

    The lift carrying normally the planes on deck, now had another function. It takes up the Rotterdam visitors, who think it quite an occasion to be allowed to look at the ships. A very good idea of the British Navy to show the population of Rotterdam what goes on deck of an aircraft carrier.

    It is nice to have a good look at jetplanes, anti aircraft guns and propplanes, but the time comes for new visitors (total shot new visitors coming up by lift) and the old visitors have to make place and have to disappear (lift going down)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADOYVP45BEKJHE04I4JZFBFB1P
    Media URN:
    VLVADOYVP45BEKJHE04I4JZFBFB1P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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