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  • Short Summary

    Shots of Royal Navy in port in Gibraltar.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Jack Tar Afloat - 'Gib' - and Britain's great fleet."
    Warships of the British navy sit in Gibraltar harbour.

    Intertitle reads: "Giant Battleships, swift cruisers, lean destroyers and 'Subs' - all are here and many a man is thinking fondly of a spot of leave ashore."
    Various shots of British naval ships in the harbour. Sailors on board ship hold two cats - possibly ship's mascots.

    Flashframe intertitle: "Not quite a holiday for some - training must continue here and there."
    Sailors practice their drill on the parade square. Shots of officers looking on. More shots of sailors marching. Royal Naval officers practice firing their revolvers / pistols.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "The Governor of the Rock - General Sir Alexander Godley enjoying a little (T/C Obscures)."
    General Sir Alexander in hunting dress poses with his wife. He and a group of others in hunting gear wander around.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "The Famous Calpe Hunt meets on Spanish territory outside 'Gib'. Incidentally the Chief patrons are our King and King Alfonso."
    Various shots of the hunt.

    Intertitle reads: "Jack Tar enjoys himself in his own way, making friends with a few of real natives and having a word or to with friends."
    Sailors feeding the Gibraltar apes. Shots of a local man carrying something on his head.

    Intertitle reads: "And down in the harbour, when Jack Tar re-embarks the fleet sails for home waters."
    Shots of the ships moving out to sea.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:55:00 / 01:28:52:00
    UN 72 D

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