WAR PICTORIAL NEWS (BISMARCK ACTION: HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER VISITS THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET) [Allocated Title]
- Title: WAR PICTORIAL NEWS (BISMARCK ACTION: HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER VISITS THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET) [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: ADM 579
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- Summary: Two mute newsreel episodes.
- Description: I. Bismarck operation. MS, Catalina taking off, HMS Ark Royal launches Swordfish. High angle MS, foredeck of HMS Renown. CUs signals room. Somerville in plotting room. MLS, King George V Class battleship. LS, Bismarck under fire. Dorsetshire Class heavy cruiser alongside quay. CU crew members. Stern 3/4 MSs, HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Victorious. MS, HMS Rodney. Captain F G H Dalrymple-Hamilton welcomes A V Alexander on board Rodney First Lord addresses assembled crew. CU, Dalrymple-Hamilton. CU's of crew members. Bismarck 1941 added to battle honours. II. HRH Duke of Gloucester visits Alexandria. High angle MS of ship's company drawn up on quayside. HRH inspects (K-Class destroyer in background) Pan to RM band. CU of bandsmen and personnel presented to HRH. Review of shore establishment - HRH inspects WRNS, etc. Fleet visit by royal launch - HRH boards a destroyer (Visual Signalman, 3rd Class, in foreground) and a Dido Class light cruiser. Sequence then reverts to the Duke's arrival by car, quayside inspection (hospital ship in background), on-shore review, etc. Cut to high angle MS as royal launch approaches depot ship. HRH inspects crew (near 3-inch/20cwt AA emplacement) and boards T-Class submarine lying alongside.
- Access Conditions: IWM Attribution: © IWM
- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1941-05
- Production Country: GB
- Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor) War Pictorial News (Production company)
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- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent Soundtrack language: None Title language: Arabic
- Technical Details: Format: 35mm Footage: 823 ft; Running time: 9 mins
- Notes: Summary: Opening sequence of reel shows CU of a White Ensign with short Arabic legend superimposed.
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