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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.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Jeapes, Harold (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Imperial Japanese Navy & Katsura (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, Japanese naval - destroyer: Katsura (R) (object name)
ships, Japanese naval - destroyer: Kaba Class (object name)
weapons, Japanese naval - gun: 4.7-inch (object name)
training, Japanese naval - combat: battle stations drill (object name)
training, Japanese naval (object name)
recreation, Japanese naval - sport: kendo (object name)
ceremonies, Japanese - customary: flag raising (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 797 ft; Running time: 12 mins
Notes: Summary: the Film and Video Archive holds a copy of the programme for an (undated) screening at the Scala Theatre in which this film was shown with THE ROYAL VISITS TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF FRANCE, JULY, 1917. As the latter film was released in September 1917, this may suggest an earlier production/release date for this film than is implied in the entry.