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  • Short Summary

    Launching of Blue Star Line ship, S. S, Andulasia at Birkenhead.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "British Shipbuilding is bucking up. S. S. Andulasia, one of 5 to be launched within 5 months for Blue Star Line - launched".

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    M/S of a woman smashing bottle of champagne against ship's hull. L/S of immense ship sliding down slipway into sea. L/S of ship as it sails out to sea, two pilot tug boats following her. There are lots of bits in debris in water in foreground.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:46:21. M/S of the woman holding trophy with ship's captain, a group of people stand alongside them on deck of ship - representatives of Blue Star Line? They give three cheers. M/S of man and woman posing with trophy cup. M/S dignitaries on deck, including a mayor. C/U of man in trilby. More shots of pilot boats tugging ship out to sea. Otherwise, shots are same or similar to those in edited bit of item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:01:00 / 01:52:19:00
    G 1331

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