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Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: HMS Ajax Welcome Home

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
557
Date Released
5 Feb 1940
Date submitted
2 Feb 1940
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Snow, Too, on China War Battlefields
  2. 2Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Over the Siegfried Line with RAF
  3. 3Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Finland Defiant
  4. 4Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Steady Arrival of USA Bombers
  5. 5Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: HMS Ajax Welcome Home

Story

Story No. within this Issue
5 / 5
Section Title
Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: HMS "Ajax" Home. DESCRIPTION: The gallant ‘Ajax’ arrives home bearing some of the scars from the River Plate battle. SHOTLIST: Various shots of the conqueror of the "Admiral Graf Spee". Little damage appears to have been done and the sailors are all happy as they do their work. The seaplane is intact and as the men go on leave CPO Watson and the skipper. Captain Woodhouse say a few words. The plaque commemorating the victory is added to battle honours won by other ships called "Ajax". A library shot of the Graf Spee was used.
Keywords
Ships and boats; Aviation; War damage; Navy; Military
Footage sources
Great Britain
Card file number
38225
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
149
Story extras:

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