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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet, HMS Birmingham, pays a courtesy visit to Split as part of the Fleet's autumn cruise.
Description: HMS Birmingham lies with HMS Solebay (D.70) alongside. The Ambassador pays a visit. Ship's launch brings Admiral Yaganovich, C-in-C Yugoslav Navy, to inspect the ship - he is accompanied on his tour by Admiral Sir Ralph Edwards. LS pan over Split from the harbour - on the hillside above the town there is a huge sign bearing the single word TITO. A water polo match against a local team is played in the harbour - the cameraman's eye is caught by three swimsuited local women, two of whom are very shapely. After the water polo there are swimming races. Final MS of sailors enjoying a fraternal drink with the locals.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Edwards, Ralph (person)
Yaganovich (Admiral) (person)
Royal Navy, BIRMINGHAM (HMS), light cruiser (1936) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Solebay (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - cruiser: Birmingham (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Solebay & [-] (object name)
delegations, British international - goodwill: HMS Birmingham visits Split (object name)
recreation, British naval - sport: water polo (object name)
Yugoslavia & Split (geography)