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Title:GAUMONT BRITISH NEWS MATERIAL - HRH KING GEORGE OF GREECE VISITS ROYAL HELLENIC NAVY UNITS AT ALEXANDRIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 500
Description: (1) HMS Duke of York (Exclusive). Sequence showing Duke of York underway in heavy sea. Catalina overflies battleship. End MS off starboard bow as waves break over focsle - Duke of York silhouetted against overcast sky.
(2) On board Royal Hellenic Navy vessel (Niki Class TB?) crew practice with (?) 37mm Breda AA and Hotchkiss MGs. Cut to Alexandria: Greek flag is raised and King George II of Greece, accompanied by Naval Commander-in-Chief Admiral Sakellariou and Minister of Marine Admiral Kavadias, doffs his cap for prayer. HRH inspects naval ratings and then takes launch to Coundouriotis Class destroyer lying in harbour with sister ship. HRH examines 3-inch AA. Crew give three cheers.
(3) Smuts arrives at quayside and inspects naval ratings. He then boards J/K Class destroyer and South African vessel (?Hektor MS) alongside.
(4) The Right Honourable R G Casey and Admiral Harwood pose for camera in grounds of Admiral's residence. Steam pinnace takes Casey to Dido Class cruiser, where crew march past saluting point on quarter-deck and then to a Tribal Class destroyer.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Gaumont British (Production company)
Turner (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: Egypt & Alexandria (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 620 ft; Running time: 7 mins