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Two Atlantic Queens in the News


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
2 Feb 1953
Date submitted
29 Jan 1953
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Keenan Wins by Technical Ko
  2. 2Smartening Up Eros
  3. 3Queen Mary’s Sandringham Holiday Ends
  4. 4Two Atlantic Queens in the News
  5. 5Britons Skate Away with European Titles
  6. 6Australia’s Newest Tennis Star


Story No. within this Issue
4 / 6
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Atlantic Queens in the News. DESCRIPTION: It was the Liner Queen Mary that brought Mr Churchill back from his visit to America and his holiday in Jamaica. The Prime Minister paused at our mike long enough to give a brief summing up. The Queen Elizabeth has had two fires on board, after the burning of the Empress of Canada, it is natural that the possibility of sabotage should be investigated. SHOTLIST: Cut story - KS. SCU Queen Mary. GV Queen Mary in dock. Interior of Verandah Grill, Mr Churchill seated several posed shots, including SCU. Churchill & wife, walk towards mike. Churchill says a few words about their holiday. Walk along platform onto train. The Cunarder train pulls out of shed, into camera & past. CU person (back view) reading the Daily Express. Fire aboard QE, person puts down paper, & tilt up to the ship in dry-dock. . Various shots of the ship during overhaul, decks being cleaned, ropes being cleaned, French polishing below deck, whitewashing ceiling. Various shots of activity during overhaul in the engine room. Back view person reading the Daily Mail, tilt up to the bows of Queen Elizabeth, to finish.
Politics and government; Buildings and structures; Mass media; Ships and boats; Railways; Industry and manufacture; Newspapers; Crime; Accidents and disasters
Card file number
Godfrey Kenneth Hanshaw
Lionel James Gamlin
Martin Gray
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