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Title:[UNIVERSAL NEWS RUSHES - MEDAL PRESENTATION, FOOD SUPPLIES, NAVY FLYING BOATS] [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1322
Summary: Compilation of assorted newsreel rushes, some with handwritten intertitles. Cameraman identified on film leader as R Mann, Universal News, so reel presumed to have been produced by Universal News.
Description: "Ramsey medals": Presentation of medals onboard an unidentified ship. "Ramsey" is assumed to be Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay [note incorrect spelling of name on film] responsible for leading Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk in June 1940.
Three Danish ships in unidentified British harbour (ships are E.500, S.204 and S.209) Denmark was invaded by Nazi Germany in April 1940, so it is assumed that this material was filmed prior to the invasion (Denmark was heavily reliable on trade with Britain prior to the invasion) or the three ships and their crew had fled to Britain following the invasion.
"Food ship": Supplies are unloaded from an unidentified ship. Posed shots of school girls watching on as supplies of luncheon meat, chopped ham and orange juice are unloaded (supplies are assumed to have come from the United States)
Supermarine Walrus flying boat L2280 (Royal Navy). Filmed from both interior and exterior of the aircraft. Aircraft takes off from slip way and returns after a brief flight. Aircraft is then seen flying over a large lake, and undertaking a practice bombing raid.