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  • Short Summary

    Earl Beatty arrives at Portsmouth Guildhall.

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    Arrival of Earl Beatty at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    Admiral David Beatty now an Earl; arrives at celebration in his honour (?). Navy HQ. Car driving through Portsmouth. Large group of children on wide steps of official building; pillars in BG. They are all dressed in naval-type clothes; girls in broad-brimmed hats and dark dresses; girls on front half; and behind them the boys in actual sailor suits. Pan on kids. Then shot of sailors standing on left side of steps; pan rt; empty part of steps except for a few officers etc. standing talking; and children on rt.

    Sailors lifting a heavy container off the back of a truck - it looks like a beer keg. They really struggle to move this thing. 2 other sailors carry a case of bottles between them down sidewalk. More liquor. 2 more guys dragging something in sack across ground & into door in side of building. Looks like a big party is going to happen and much alcohol is to be consumed.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:21:00 / 01:23:38:00
    ON 138 E

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