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Title:SCENES ONBOARD HMS NARVIK PRIOR TO OPERATION MOSAIC [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AWE 51
Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Rushes filmed onboard HMS Narvik while docked in Portsmouth dockyard, prior to sailing to Australia to participate in Operation Mosaic, which took place in May 1956.
Description: Shot listing as recorded by AWRE at the time of filming:
M.S. Adml. Mountbatten arriving onboard Narvik and being greeted by the Captain, Commodore Hugh Martell, and afterwards greeting the First Lt., Lt. Cdr O.R. Moore. The Adml then proceeds towards and under the camera position.
C.U. Adml. Mountbatten on the bridge of the Narvik conversing with the captain's sons.
M.S. Adml. arriving midships to address the ship's company.
M.S. as shot 4 but to the rear of the dias.
M.S. departure of Adml. Mountbatten from Narvik.
Shots nos 7-16 show general shots taken on Narvik as the ship was leaving harbour.
L.S. Narvik approaching in the distance, with aircraft carrier on R.H. side, tugs in front of aircraft carrier. Pan very slowly with Narvik. Bow of ferry comes into picture on L.H. side as pan stops.
M.S. Narvik passes in front of camera and out of picture.
M.S. pan to overtake shot. Pan stops and ship passes until stern comes into picture. Pan with stern of ship until coaster comes into picture, on L.H. side (note trousers hanging from rigging of coaster). Stern of Narvik then passes out of picture.
L.S. Narvik in distance steaming away. Harbour wall on L.H. side.