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  • Short Summary

    Salvage operation to retrieve sunken wreck of British warship off Malta.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Salvaging of HMS "Breconshire" which sank off Malta in March 1942.

    M/S diver fixing rubber mask on face and into water. M/S diver out of water and removes mask. Control panel for air pipes. Pan of salvage operation in progress. Pan shot air lines to wreck. 2 pan shots of men standing on bottom of salvaged ship which is just showing above water. Various shots of bottom of "Breconshire" above water, showing seas breaking over hull and men working. M/S salvage ship. Elevated pan from air pump along pipes to wreck.

    Various shots of wreck being raised. C/U Maltese worker on wreck. M/S diver in helmet, he comes up and takes helmet off. Elevated shot of wreck. M/S workers with acetylene torch on wreck. M/S workers removing trap door in wreck. M/S Maltese worker in trapdoor and equipment lowered in after him. L/S wreck with part of screw showing.

    Note: poor quality print, may have been transferred at wrong speed.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:29:00 / 01:44:48:00
    UN 2294 B

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