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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the dazed survivors rescued from British liner 'Vestris', which sank off American coast.

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    Item title reads - Vestris survivors brought to port on rescue ships. America (USA, U.S.A.).

    Intertitle - 'Liners that answered dread SOS call come to New York with men and women saved from seas off Virginia Capes.' L/S of one ship sailing through the water. L/S of another one with two smaller boats at its side.

    Intertitle - 'S.S. Berlin entering port.' Various shots of the ship.

    Intertitle - 'The American Shipper with 121 survivors on board.' L/S of the ship. L/S of the survivors leaning on the rail, they wave at the camera. M/S of male survivors, some wrapped in blankets, they stand with their arms around each others shoulders.

    Intertitle - 'Captain Cummings of the American Shipper.' M/S as Captain Cummings steps through a doorway and looks around.

    Intertitle - 'George Amsdell, Jean Gladianes and George Hogg injured members of 'Vestris' crew.' M/S of the three men in a line, they have their arms in slings.

    Intertitle - 'Mrs Clara G. Ball rescued after 22 hours in water.' L/S of her leaning on ship's rail and smiling.

    Intertitle - 'Paul Dana with Captain Sorenson Dana was in the water 22 hours.' C/U of the two young men stood together. All the survivors looked dazed but relieved.

    Intertitle - 'C.F. Slaughter of Chicago and E.J. Walsh of Brooklyn.' C/U of the two men, one smiles the other looks upset.

    Intertitle - 'Mrs Earl Devore wife of auto racer who lost his life. M/S of her sat with a small wire haired terrier, she tries to smile a bit for the camera.

    Intertitle - 'Captain William Carey master of the ill-fated 'Vestris'.' Footage of the captain talking to another man on the deck of a ship.

    Intertitle - 'Lionel Licorish Quartermaster of 'Vestris' who saved 20 from sea.' M/S of him sat on some canvas, he takes his hat off.

    Intertitle - 'And U.S. Guard Cutter Shaw returns with grim harvest of the sea.' L/S as rescue ship sails along. Various shots as the makeshift coffins of the victims are carried along by sailors and placed together on the ship, sailors salute as they are brought past.

    Note: there is a shorter item with the same title and some of the same footage in G 1558 on *PM0768*.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:38:00 / 01:06:13:00
    G 1558

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