• Short Summary

    New lifeboat launched at Lowestoft.

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    Lowestoft, Suffolk.

    Top view, pan up the new British built lifeboat for the RNLI 'John F. Kennedy'. CU. Name on side of boat, 'John F. Kennedy'. SV. One of the crew putting on new type of protective clothing and life jackets, & CU. SV. Skipper at the controls as boat moves out of harbour. CU. Hands opening the throttles. GV. Leaving the harbour, bow of lifeboat in foreground, pan to steering wheel and close up shot of skipper. SV. Pan down from radar scanner to front of cabin. CU. RNLI flag flying. SV. Towards and pan, the new lifeboat travelling at speed, & LV. GV. Horses drawing the old lifeboat down to the shore, lifeboat goes past camera and people holding ropes to hold back the lifeboat. SV. Pan as the horses draw the lifeboat down to the water's edge. GV. Crowds trying to launch the lifeboat into the water. LV. Men rowing lifeboat away also being pushed by many small children. GV. As the old lifeboat is rowed away. GV. The new RNLI lifeboats at sea. SV. Pan, lifeboat at sea. CU. Interior, man operating radio telephone, & CU. CU. Hand on steering wheel. LV. The new lifeboat at speed. LV. On deck, crew working around the stern, & SCU. CU. One of the crew. LV. Pan, the lifeboat at speed.

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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:
    01:29:58:00 / 01:32:03:00

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