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Title:OPERATION SAMARITAN: HMS TYNE BRINGS AID TO AGADIR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1865
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes from Operation Samaritan, the Royal Navy's aid response to the devastating earthquake in Agadir, Morocco, on 28 February 1960.
Description: HMS Tyne lies in the harbour at Agadir. A civilian official - presumably the local British representative - comes aboard the depot ship. LSs of the earthquake-damaged city. Nearby lies the Greek destroyer Aspis (06), which attracts the attention of the cameraman and some of Tyne's officers.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 113 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: Summary: the destroyer depot ship HMS Tyne, and a minesweeper HMS Darlaston, were the only RN ships available for 'Operation Samaritan'. There was some contemporary press criticism over the time it took the two ships to arrive with relief supplies