KingFisher Productions

Ocean Liner Newsreels from British Pathe

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Rare and fascinating films of Ocean Liners from the 20th century. The British Pathe collection of films is one of the largest archives.

This is a presentation of some of the most famous newsreels from their ocean liner collection.

•  Aquitania at Liverpool 1914
•  RMS Queen Mary in various films including a colour film of the liner arriving at the King George V dry-dock in Southampton
•  Aerial views of six liners in port in 1931
•  New liner Canberra
•  Travel film of the Union Castle liner Transvaal Castle
•  Kaiser Wilhelm in Southampton with Majestic and Bremen in the Floating Dock at Southampton – this includes scenes of the Berengaria
•  Britannic launching and fitting out at Belfast 1914
•  United States first arrival in Southampton and Blue Riband record
•  Oriana being launched at Barrow and fitted out 1959
•  Queen Elizabeth in wartime grey in Table Bay
•  Troopships including Dunera
•  Normandie films from first services to fire and capsize in New York
•  Opening of the Ocean Terminal at Southampton in 1950
•  Queen Elizabeth grounded off Calshot and last departure from Southampton in 1968
•  Launch of Canberra and trials in service
•  L’Atlantique on fire at sea and 1969 films of QE2 on trials and a royal visit.

Produced by - Kingfisher Productions
Running time - 60 Minutes
DVD only
Released - September 2020

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