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Summary: The building of ships in wartime - each process is filmed at a different shipyard, and explained by 'typical' workers who stress the importance of their own jobs.
Description: The emphasis throughout is on speed: the hull is launched one month after the keel is laid, and fitting out is completed within 18 weeks; the workers are on piece-work, and the riveter talks of a personal productivity increase from 400 to 700 rivets daily. Quite good coverage of all building activities and launching.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
GB Instructional (Production company)
Schauder, Leon (Production individual)
Herbert, Peter (Production individual)
Catling, Darrel (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: industry, British - ships (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 930 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Remarks: continuity rather hampered by use of different shipyards.