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  • Short Summary

    The last ships from the German fleet are raised and dismantled at Scapa Flow.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A year's hard labour ..... rewarded! Closing days of 1925 sees last of smaller vessels of sunken German Fleet raised and broken up by Messrs. Cox and Danks. Scapa Flow, The Orkneys.

    L/S as the camera pans across one of the salvaged German ships as men dismantle it. M/S of one man cutting through the metal with a blow torch. L/S as another cuts the gun away from the deck and lifts it into the air, it swings across to the dock.

    Intertitle - 'miles of valuable copper tubes, weighing tons, have been recovered after nearly 7 years beneath the sea.'

    L/S as the tubes are lifted on a crane and lowered to the ground with some others.

    Intertitle - 'carved up like cheese.'

    A large section of the ship is lifted upwards on the crane, various shots as it is swung across and laid on the dock.

    Note: there is an orange tinted version of this item with the same title and footage in
    G 1252 on *PM0438*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:01:46:00 / 02:04:41:00
    G 1255

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