British Pathé Ocean Liner Newsreels
From the unrivalled newsreel vaults of British Pathé News – an exclusive collection of rare and historic film footage of 20th Century ocean liners. Highlights include rare colour film of the RMS Queen Mary in dry dock in Southampton, the Aquitania at Liverpool (1914), six liners from the air, a travelogue aboard Transvaal Castle, troop ships, the burning of Normandie and more.
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Rare and fascinating films of Ocean Liners from the 20th century. The British Pathé 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.
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