QUEEN ELIZABETH I

The liner ‘Queen Elizabeth’ leaves Southampton at the end of the war, carrying a full complement of returning GIs. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport
  • War

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: QUEEN ELIZABETH I

Reference number: T0174

Date: n.d.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.19 mins

Description: The unofficial and official maiden voyages of the liner 'Queen Elizabeth' in war and peace. Views of the ship during speed trials and in New York .

Shotlist: No credits. 'Queen Elizabeth' in wartime grey arriving in New York at the end of her unofficial maiden voyage. Approaching the quay alongside the 'Queen Mary', the 'Normandie' and the 'Mauritania' (1.13): - Leader - (1.23); Stills of troops (1.38); The Captain talking about a lucky escape during troop carrying voyage to Suez. More stills of troops on board (3.43); - Leader - (3.58); 'Queen Elizabeth' at Southhampton (4.15); Commodore Sir James Bissett talking about his commands (4.39); American G.I.s on board about to return home after the war (5.43); - Leader - (5.56); 'Queen Elizabeth' in Cunard livery. The Queen and the two princesses on board during speed trials (7.22); Passengers boarding liner for official maiden voyage. Tugs manoeuvre her out of the docks and the ship gets under way. Arrival at New York [last 3 secs no sound] (9.19)