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New British Cruiser Leaves Slipway


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
28 Nov 1932
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Prince of Wales Looks at Lancashire
  2. 2New British Cruiser Leaves Slipway
  3. 3Australia Prepares to Defend Ashes
  4. 4Winged Motor Bikes Fly Round Air Track
  5. 5Rebuilt Bluebird is Seen at Brooklands
  6. 6Movietone Succeeds in Beating Book
  7. 7South Africa Flies Solo to England


Story No. within this Issue
2 / 7
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: New British Cruiser Leaves Her Slipway. DESCRIPTION: HMS Orion is launched at Devonport Dockyard by wife of First Lord of the Admiralty. SHOTLIST: Long shot taken from the sea of the cruiser just before the launch. Close shot of same. Shot of the launching ceremony. (Bottle takes three goes to break). Shot as taken from the sea of the ship sliding into the water. Close shots with tugs.
Ships and boats; Launchings
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