Good footage of the British Fleet receiving a warm welcome on their visit to Turkey.
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.
British Fleet visit Turkey - 1947.
(Turkish titles and commentary.)
Various shots of the British fleet arriving in Turkey - could be Istanbul? Naval officers salute on deck. Guns of a Turkish ship fire salute. Turkish flag flies on a ship. Shot of a mosque, panning right to show ships in the harbour. C/U of the name plaque on the HMS Liverpool. Sailors arrive at a ship on a launch and officers go aboard to inspect the sailors. Shots of officers saluting and buglers playing.
British naval officers come ashore and inspect Turkish (?) sailors. Shots of officers on board ship, posing for cameras - probably Turkish and British together? More naval officers step out of a plane at an airfield and are driven off in cars. Shots of the men visiting several officials and attending a dinner or luncheon. They pose for the cameras with dignitaries and politicians (?). The officers are seen getting back onto the plane.
British sailors come ashore and explore the town. Bus sign reads 'Special Car For British Naval Personnel'. Several shots of the sailors and officers walking about the city. British officers and sailors place a wreath at a memorial.
Various shots of the British sailors taking part in a football match. They run onto the pitch carrying a naval ensign flag. British and Turkish watch. Officers and wives attend a dance on a ship. Turkish men do traditional dancing. Men take part in a swimming gala at an outdoor pool. Planes on deck of aircraft carrier. People queue for food at a party on the deck. Military band marches across deck. More party shots.