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Title:MISCELLANEOUS FIRST WORLD WAR NAVAL MATERIAL 2 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 578-2
Summary: Miscellaneous naval footage from the First World War period.
Description: I. Medium close-up of Pershing and Foch at Foch's HQ. Medium shot along a line of Sopwith 1F.1 Camels of No 4 Australian Flying Corps Squadron - aircraft taxi out of the line ready to take off.
II. High-angle medium shot as a Sopwith Baby float plane is manhandled from shallows onto a slip. When the Sopwith has been recovered a Short 184 seaplane enters the water down the same slip and taxies away across the harbour - anchored in the background are an Admiralty R Class destroyer (HMS Tempest ?), a Town Class cruiser, Abercrombie and M15 Class monitors and some paddle minesweepers - a small steam pinnace enters the screen at end of the sequence. Aerial view of smoke canisters burning around airfield (wind direction indicators ?). Quayside scene - men pile up bags of mail (?). Medium shots of dazzle-painted paddle steamer ferrying troops across the Channel. Low-angle medium shot as cameraship crosses bows of three US destroyers moored together in Queenstown. Tracking close-up port bow to stern past surrendered U-boats at Harwich - U.153 with UB.117, UB.114 and UB.112. Aerial view of destroyer HMS Unity (H.5A). Medium shot to port forebody of HMS Valhalla (G.45) - camera moves aft but drifts off-centre, losing the ship off the bottom of the screen. Medium shot to starboard afterbody of HMS Agincourt (screen right cuts forefunnel) as she steams across anchorage. Inboard close-up of torpedo tube turned over port beam of destroyer. High-angle medium shot of guns of battleship's B turret trained over the starboard bow. Portside shot from bridge to stern of passing Arkansas Class battleship.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Pershing, John Joseph (person)
Foch, Ferdinand (person)
Royal Navy, Unity (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Valhalla (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, AGINCOURT (HMS), battleship (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Air Corps, Royal Australian Flying Corps, 4 Squadron (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Australian Flying Corps, 4 Squadron (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - battleship: Agincourt (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Valhalla (G.45) (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Unity (H.5A) (object name)
ships, United States naval - battleship: Arkansas Class (object name)
ships, German naval - submarine: U153 & [surrendered] (object name)
ships, German naval - submarine: UB117 & [surrendered] (object name)
ships, German naval - submarine: UB114 & [surrendered] (object name)
ships, German naval - submarine: UB112 & [surrendered] (object name)
aircraft, British naval - seaplane: Short 184 (object name)
aircraft, British naval - seaplane: Sopwith Baby (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Sopwith Camel (object name)