New 'empress' Launched (1960)

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    Item title reads - New 'Empress' launched. Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. L/S S.S. 'Empress of Canada' ready for launching on the stocks. C/U name on bow. C/U as Mrs John Diefenbaker, wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, walks towards the ship with officials. C/U women in crowd waving. M/S back of ship, C/U propellor and rudder. C/U showing stabilisers on side of ship. Various shots of workmen knocking away the props from the side of the ship. M/S Mrs Diefenbaker on launching platform looking up at bow. M/S's showing bulbous bow. Mrs Diefenbaker pulls lever to launch ship, the bottle hits the side of ship and it starts to slide away. C/U people waving. L/S ship sliding down slipway into water. L/S crowds watching. L/S ship in the water. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1680.05
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 4 months ago
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