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Title:SIR ROBERT BORDEN VISITS HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HMS CANADA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 591
Summary: Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada, visits the British battleships in the Firth of Forth, February 1917.
Description: Medium close-up as Sir Robert Borden comes onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth from a motor launch - Royal Sovereign Class battleship moored in background. Commodore Brand and Admiral Beatty are among a group of officers which receives him. Borden talks with Beatty and Madden on the quarterdeck. The party goes below through the quarterdeck hatch. Cut to medium close-up of Borden and party coming up the gangway of HMS Canada - Captain Nicholson (?) salutes them. Borden is introduced to the ship's officers and inspects a party of ratings. Cut to medium shot from focsle to A turret (canvas hatch tent in foreground): the guns are elevated and depressed. Medium shot of crewmen preparing paravane on focsle - in the background ship's whaler is hoisted inboard. Low-angle medium shot from deck to control top of foremast, and pan down to bridge and forward turrets - pan right to portside of focsle, where towing cable is secured to capstan and paravane is hoisted outboard.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Engholm, F W (Production company)
Engholm, F W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Borden, Robert Laird (person)
Brand, Hubert (person)
Beatty, David Richard (person)
Madden, Charles E (person)
Nicholson, William Coldingham Masters (person)
Royal Navy, Queen Elizabeth (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, CANADA (HMS), battleship (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - battleship: Canada (object name)
ships, British naval - battleship: Royal Sovereign Class (object name)
equipment, British naval - damage control: paravane (object name)
delegations, British Imperial - state (object name)
operations, British naval - routine (object name)