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Title:THE ROYAL YACHT HMY BRITANNIA AND THE FRIGATE HMS AMBUSCADE ON THE RIVER THAMES, 14 MAY 1993 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6508
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Aerial shots from helicopter of HMY Britannia and HMS Ambuscade as they journey in opposite directions down the River Thames, passing at Greenwich.
Description: Extended aerial shots of the River Thames in Central London. HMY Britannia waits near HMS Belfast for Tower Bridge to raise: when the bridge has opened, Britannia sails through (in the background is the empty site where the home of the Greater London Assembly would be built. The camera (in helicopter) follows Britannia as she sails down the Thames. At Greenwich, Britannia passes HMS Ambuscade at the point that the two ships reach the Royal Naval College. After Britannia passes, the camera refocuses on Ambuscade as she continues her journey down river, passing through the Thames Barrier up to Canary Wharf.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
Giles, Roger (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 20; Running time: 17 mins 23 secs
Notes: Summary: camerawork is occasionally (and understandably) shaky, but there are good aerial shots of Central London and of the two ships. At one point near the beginning of the tape, the cameraman's shoe can be seen at the bottom edge of the screen.
Technical: labelled "Original".