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  • Short Summary

    H.M.S. Resource, the new fleet repair ship, is launched in Cumbria.

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    Item title reads - The new fleet repair ship. H.M.S. Resource launched from Vickers-Armstrongs' famous yard. Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    L/S of a windy day, clergymen conduct the launching ceremony stood with other officials on a platform. M/S as a lady prepares to launch the ship, she looks a bit like the Duchess of York but probably isn't. M/S as H.M.S. Resource slides into the water. M/S of it in the water with Union Jack flying. L/S as the camera pans across it. L/S of it under a dark and brooding sky.

    Various shots of the ship as the camera pans across it. M/S as the lady walks over to the launching platform. M/S of a band playing while people stand around, the camera pans across to sailors in front. M/S of clergymen entering the platform. Various shots of one reading from a paper. M/S of sailors and band. M/S as the lady stands there and a man gives three cheers. People rush to look and the camera pans across the crowds. The sailors salute and men take their hats off.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:03:02 to the end of the item.

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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:
    01:01:32:00 / 01:06:00:00
    G 1559

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