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Title:WAR PICTORIAL NEWS (BISMARCK ACTION: HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER VISITS THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 579
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.