• Short Summary

    Five older battleships and battlecruisers of the Royal Navy are scrapped rather than being overhauled and retrofitted to serve in the nuclear navy

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Britain to Scrap Five Capital Ships

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    NAVAL BRITISH Britain to scrap 5 capital ships. Shots of Launching of Nelson and pounding Italian coast. Rodney and Queen Elizabeth - Renown during Bismark chase all library materials. Shots of present Capital ships - Vanguard Duke of York, King George V - Anson and Howe.

    NELSON, H.M.S. Shots of launching in 1925 - shots of Malta convoy days and pounding Italian coast used in "Britain to scrap 5 capital ships" story

    "QUEEN ELIZABETH", H.M.S. Moored in Devonport harbour - Admiral Fisher comes aboard

    "RENOWN" Shots of it used in "Britain to scrap five battleships story"

    "RODNEY" During the Bismarck chase and Normandy landings used in Britain to scrap 5 capital ships

    "VALIANT" Very good pom-pom shots taken on board during raid by enemy aircraft

    Navy - Active

    HMS Nelson, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Renown, HMS Rodney, HMS Valiant, naval guns, Malta convoys, coastal barrage, Bismarck, Normandy invasion, World War I era warship, QF two-pounder guns, Bikini Atoll nuclear test
    Background: Five older battleships and battlecruisers of the Royal Navy are scrapped rather than being overhauled and retrofitted to serve in the nuclear navy

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAYWFLHCJH6F2PZSXW233TUHXA
    Media URN:
    VLVAYWFLHCJH6F2PZSXW233TUHXA
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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