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  • Short Summary

    The British Navy fleet of battleships at sea, just off Dorset coast.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "'The Fleet of England is her all-in-all' (Tennyson). Dominion Premiers see awe inspiring display of Britain's great sea power".

    Off Portland (Isle of Portland, Portland Bill), Dorset.

    Various L/Ss of fleet of British Navy battleships at sea, moving towards the camera. Occasionally, the guns on the ship in the foreground fire, creating a cloud of smoke. Various L/Ss, side view, of battleship fleet. More shots of fleet as the move towards camera. L/S of massive cannons being fired off the starboard side of one of the ships. M/S, taken from on deck, of guns being fired out to sea. More shots of the fleet.

    Second version starts at 01:33:56. Title repeated. L/S of troops of sailors on deck of battleship. Various L/Ss of fleet at sea. L/S of crowded deck - not only full with sailors but also civilians - presumably the Prime Ministers from Empire countries and their entourages. Various L/Ss of explosions at sea. L/S of crowds sailors on deck standing around and on top of enormous gun emplacement. More shots of the fleet.

    Intertitle: "Rule Britannia!"

    L/S of fleet, a picture of a gilt frame has been superimposed over it. More general L/Ss of the fleet. More shots of sailors on deck of one of battleships.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:56:00 / 01:37:48:00
    G 1343

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