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Title:RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP OKTJABRSKAJA REVOLJUCIJA AT KRONSTADT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1786
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Intelligence film taken from HMS Triumph during a naval visit to Leningrad.
Description: LS pan over the approaches to Kronstadt. LS off the starboard quarter of the battleship Oktjabrskaja Revoljucija - the cameraman is shooting into the light - a clock in the upper left corner of the frame records 8.52. Pan across blockhouse and protecting line of booms. MLS off starboard quarter of the Russian battleship - her decks are crowded with men ready to honour the passing British warship, and from her stern flies an enormous Russian ensign - she carries British-style air search radar on both masts. A very unsteady track down the Russian's starboard side from second funnel to bow, showing 37mm AA on the main armament and 76mm AA on the focsle. MS of one of the Kronstadt forts.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 182 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Remarks: it seems entirely in keeping with the record of post-war British intelligence that someone should have chosen to make covert film of perhaps the most obsolete and decrepit vessel in the Soviet Navy