• Short Summary

    The crew of HMS 'Theseus' are reunited with their relatives on return to Portsmouth.

  • Description

    Item title reads - HMS 'Theseus' Comes Home.

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    M/S 'Theseus' at anchor. C/U battle honours including Korea 1950-51. M/S battle honours and ship's crest, pan up to two officers on bridge. C/U Captain Bolt looking through binoculars. M/S aircraft being prepared for takeoff. C/U sailor turning propellor. L/S pilots walking down flight deck to aircraft. C/U pilot putting on helmet. M/S pilot and observer climbing aboard Firefly. M/S pilot getting in cockpit. M/S another pilot getting in cockpit. M/S two naval ratings looking on. Various shots aircraft taking off. M/S ratings watching. Various shots Firefly taking off. L/S aircraft flying over carrier, pan down to ship's company waving.

    C/U Petty Officer signalling with lamp. C/U lamp as they approach Portsmouth, having come from Falmouth. M/S shore from flight deck. C/U crew lining deck. C/U sailor. L/S 'Theseus' steaming into harbour. M/S banner about refreshments, pan to relatives waiting on quayside. M/S woman with child in arms. M/S relatives waving. L/S 'Theseus' coming into dock. M/S women waving, pan to crew on deck of ship. C/U's women looking up. L/S crew lining deck. C/U woman waving. L/S crew breaking ranks and running to side of ship. C/U sailors waving. C/U Wren on quayside. M/S crew waving.

    L/S crew walking down gangplank to greet relatives. Various good shots sailors greeting their relatives. M/S relatives walking up gangplank. C/U woman with baby. C/U ensign. C/U Lord Fraser talking to CPO on arrival. Various shots as Fraser inspects crew. M/S pilots on parade. C/U Boyd trophy. M/S Fraser with Lieutenant Commander Gordon Smith. C/U Smith. M/S as Fraser shakes hands with him and presents trophy.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:44:00 / 01:31:25:00

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