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    Terrific send-off for Warship Week gives splendid lead to whole country.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: London Buys its Own Navy

    SV poster of warships pan down to "WAR SAVINGS ARE WARSHIPS." LV posters on Mansion House "LONDON WARSHIPS WEEK, ETC." SV posters on Mansion House "TARGET 125 MILLION, ETC." SV Mayor receiving cheque for GBP10,000,000. CU Mayor in his robes pan to cheque. CU cheque. LV soldiers in procession past Mansion House. CU crowd and children. LV model lifeboat - life size - "SAVE OUR SEAMEN" in procession.

    St. Paul's, England: GV procession with Bren carriers approaching St. Paul's in background, crowd watching. CU Dome of St. Pauls. GTV military procession past St. Paul's, crowd watching. SCU Mayor

    Trafalgar Sq., England: taking salute. GTV sailors in procession past St. Paul's crowd watching. LV troops past. LV pan down Nelson's Column, to crowd. SV picture of Nelson and "ENGLAND EXPECTS LONDON MUST DO HER DUTY - GBP125,000,000 etc." on Column. CU bull dog on car bonnet. SV bull dog looking at GBP125,000,000 question mark. GTV pan showing crowd in Trafalgar Square and round large model battleship H.M.S. "TRAFALGAR." LV Alexander speaking from bridge of model battleship H.M.S. "TRAFALGAR."

    North London, England: LV factory workers buying certificates from kiosk. SV factory workers buying certificates from kiosk. SV street collector at house. SCU lady paying for certificates.

    Plean Colliery, Stirling, Scotland: GV pan down pithead to two miners in colliery. CU miner taking certificates from window. STV INT. shot miner handing over certificate book to woman clerk. CU woman clerk pasting in certificate.

    West Acton, England: LV children walk to teacher in class room. CU little girl hands over book to teacher.

    Admiralty, England: INT.LV two Naval officers in Admiralty Drawing room. SV Naval officer checking over drawing. CU man with diagram of ships.

    SOUND EFFECTS: ALEXANDER: "Remember under the shadow of Nelson's monument what he wrote. He said: "Were I to die this moment, want of frigates would be stamped on my heart. No words of mine," he wrote, 'can express what I have, and am suffering from want of them.' It was Nelson who said: 'Numbers alone can annihilate.' We've got to build up those numbers." (Applause)
    Background: Terrific send-off for Warship Week gives splendid lead to whole country.

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