• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II launches Britain's first nuclear submarine.

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    Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    GV. Britain's first nuclear submarine, Dreadnought, on the slipway at Barrow-in-Furness ready to be launched. LV. People arriving for the launching of Britain's first nuclear submarine. SV. Pan, two men carrying a lot of umbrellas making their way to the shipyard. GV. Crowd. SV. Pan, various dignitaries arriving. GV. Massed crowd. LV. Pan, Queen Elizabeth II arriving with Sir Charles Dunphie, Chairman of Vickers and joint Deputy Chairman of British Aircraft Corporation. CU. Small girl waving. LV. Pan, the Queen walking towards the launching platform. CU. Man in crowd. SV. Queen shaking hands with Dreadnought's Commander Samborne, the future Captain of the submarine. CU. Commander Samborne. LV. Queen and Sir Charles Dunphie walking up the gangplank to the launching platform. GV. Crowd. LV. Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, standing on platform. CU. Queen and Duke. GV. Crowd. LV. The Queen steps forward to name Dreadnought (natural sound). The Queen releases the mechanism to smash a bottle of Champagne and Dreadnought slips away - natural sound carries on from here. LV. The Royal party standing on launching platform which includes Earl Louis Mountbatten, First Lord of the Sea, on the right after Sir Charles Dunphie has led the crowd in three cheers. GV. Dreadnought laying still in the water.

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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:
    01:43:42:00 / 01:45:40:00

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