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Title:MOVEMENTS OF JAPANESE WARSHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 593
Summary: Kaba Class destroyers of the Japanese flotilla assisting in anti-submarine patrols in the Mediterranean, possibly near Alexandria, 1918.
Description: Opening long shot as Kaba Class destroyers approach in line ahead. Medium shot as ship bearing pendant letter 'Q' passes camera. Low-angle medium close-up of the focsle of 'Q' showing the 4.7/40cal gun. Pan across harbour to second destroyer. Medium shot of crewmen paraded on quarterdeck as ensign is raised. Medium shot of bayonet drill onboard a destroyer - in two of three contests a practice bayonet is opposed to a kendo stave. Battle practice - gun crews clear for action, after torpedo tube is brought to bear to port, air ventilator caps are rigged, crew fall in by divisions. HIJMS Katsura (R) leaves port with destroyer 'Q'. Tracking low-angle medium close-up from bow and rounding the stern of 'Q', and final medium shot profile.