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Title:GAUMONT BRITISH NEWSREEL - NAVAL SCENES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 492
Summary: Four miscellaneous naval sequences.
Description: I. Middle East. Survivors from a transport are met at the quayside by ambulances and a hospital train. MPs and Red Cross personnel in attendance.
II. WRNS, in whites, are shown round and battleship.
III. Fleet and Fleet Air Arm on Patrol. MLS showing destroyer flotilla in line astern - F Class leading. Line abreast M Class. MLS of Anderson Class destroyer. Crew load (ash-can type) depth charge discharger. 4-inch AM Bridge scene. MS as HMS Fury (H.76) and HMS Ashanti (G51) run abreast laying smoke. MLS to destroyers at speed in line astern, (nearest is M-Class). Cut to RN air station active. Swordfish aircraft are armed with torpedoes. Pilots approach their aircraft. MS destroyer H76 - HMS Fury makes smoke. Destroyers at speed in line ahead - MS of spray covered bows of Laforey Class destroyer. Cut to Swordfish ashore, being armed with torpedoes. Pilots approach camera. Nine Albacores fly out in formation. Aerial view of Albacores flying in line abreast. MS head on as Swordfish come into drop torpedoes. Aerial view of three Swordfish flying line abreast.
IV. Anglo-USA Mission to Moscow. Scenes onboard HMS London, carrying the Harriman-Beaverbrook mission to Archangel. MS from bridge, showing forward turrets. Dignitaries stroll about MCU Harriman wearing a duffel coat. Close shot as Hudson goes by. MS off part beam of accompanying Stremitelni Class destroyer. CUs as Walrus is recovered under way. MS of destroyer H27/HMS Electra and Stremitelni. Russian officers come abroad.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Gaumont British News (Production company)
Notes: Remarks: Film of Walrus being recovered is excellent material. Episode (3) shows part of destroyer escort for the convoy PQ 18. Flotilla led by Fury and Ashanti is comprised of Tribal and M Class destroyers.