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Mrs Churchill Launches HMS Hermes

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
1237A
Date Released
19 Feb 1953
Date submitted
17 Feb 1953
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Fifth Round Cup-Tie
  2. 2Fifth Round Cup-Tie
  3. 3Queen and Duke Tour Flood Areas
  4. 4Frigate Raised
  5. 5Mrs Churchill Launches HMS Hermes
  6. 6Miller Gives Turpin Tough Battle
  7. *Coronation Ball
  8. *Battle of Flowers
  9. *Rugger - Ireland V England

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Story

Story No. within this Issue
5 / 6
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Launching of Aircraft Carrier Hermes By Mrs Churchill. DESCRIPTION: Mrs Churchill went to Barrow-in-Furness to launch the Light Fleet Carrier HMS Hermes. Just after her arrival, an accident occurred among spectators. Steel plating, on which people were standing, tilted over, but no-one was seriously injured. SHOTLIST: Cut story - KS. MS Aircraft Carrier. MS of crowds jumping off steel plating which had collapsed just after Mrs Churchill’s arrival. Mrs Churchill walks up to launching platform. Launches ship (in sound). Hermes down slipway into water.
Keywords
Ships and boats; Navy; Accidents and disasters; Military; Launchings
Locations
Barrow-in-Furness; Vickers Works
Footage sources
British Paramount
Card file number
58583
Credits:
Commentator
Lionel James Gamlin
Length of story (in feet)
89
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