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  • Short Summary

    Eerie footage of the scuttled German fleet looking like ghost ships as they are salved.

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    Item title reads - World's record salving operation. Half the scuttled German Fleet has now been raised - the last one was salved and beached in 3 days. Scapa Flow, The Orkneys.

    L/S of the wrecked ships, the camera pans across them listing in the water, the gun on one of them still looks in tact. seagulls land on the ships.

    Intertitle - 'The irony of it! Torpedo Boat V-70 - the first boat to be raised - is now the principal salvage vessel!'

    M/S of the ship guiding another one by its side as it moves along, wrecked and eerie. M/S of men digging debris off the water logged ship. M/S of the ship listing in the water completely wrecked and destroyed. Various shots of the ships, they look like ghost ships, water pours off one in the dock as people stand around.

    M/S of a man cutting through iron on the deck of one ship, another man comes and watches him. The camera pans across them, various shots of him cutting metal. M/S as debris is lifted off the ship, the camera pans across to men on the dock, L/S as a large piece of the ship is lifted up and moved across.

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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:
    01:06:36:00 / 01:10:25:00
    G 1189

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