Launch Of HMS Falconet At Blyth (1938)

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    Item title reads - Blyth. Northumberland. Men from shipyards at Blyth are in work again after Admiralty orders series of coast defence vessels and H.M.S. Falconet is launched. M/S of men walking up to a window and getting paid. M/S of them looking at their money and smiling. M/S of H.M.S Falconet waiting to be launched. M/S of dignitaries on the platform. C/U of the workers watching. Mrs Sissmore, wife of the Admiralty's Commander Sissmore, smashes the bottle of champagne against the side and it glides into the river. Various shots as people cheer and wave, and the the workers wave their hats. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:991.39
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    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 10 months ago
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