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  • Short Summary

    Battle Cruiser visits Melbourne, Australia.

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    Title: "Hands across the Seas. From Melbourne comes this picture, just when all thoughts are of 'Empire' - our Australian Cousins' great welcome to Battle Cruiser Squadron".

    M/S of a row of sailors standing to attention on the deck of a battleship, above them one of the ship's guns is fired. M/S of high ranking Naval officers saluting. M/S of two Naval officers standing to attention on the ship's gang plank, they turn and march off the ship, followed by more officers. Panning shot along a battalion of soldiers in tropics uniforms standing to attention on the ships' deck.

    Various shots of soldiers firing cannons in a field. L/S of the battleship, looking over the shoulders of a row of sailors on another vessel. M/S of a high ranking officer inspecting a troop of soldiers on the quayside. L/S of a St. George's Cross flag that has a Union Jack in one corner.

    Top shot of children playing in the middle of a street, bunting hangs over head, crowds line either side. Top shot of sailors marching past a cheering crowd.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:36:00 / 01:40:39:00
    G 1080

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