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  • Short Summary

    British Navy fleet of battleships on the River Forth, Scotland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "A MAJESTIC SPECTACLE of sea power, as the Atlantic Fleet assembled and leaves for Portland in readiness for Dominion Premiers' visit".

    Firth of Forth, River Forth, Scotland.

    L/S of a H59 battleship sailing past camera. Various L/Ss of fleets of British Navy battleships sailing just off Scottish coast.

    Intertitle: "Beneath lowering skies, through the Forth Bridge, gateway to the grey North Sea".

    Various L/Ss of battleships sailing under the Forth Bridge. L/S of battleship. More shots battleships going under famous suspension bridge.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:10:07. Panning shot of battleships in dock. Some more shots of ships going up river taken from river bank with view of mountains. Otherwise, shots similar or same to those in edited part of item.

    Note: prime ministers from Empire countries were in country for Imperial Conference at this time (see IMPERIAL CONFERENCE in G 1340 for details).

    Note: some damage to print - looks like decomposition. Cuts are particularly affected.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:27:00 / 01:19:30:00
    G 1341

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