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Historic Newsreels

PartTimePongo

War Hero
Just been flicking through web pages trying to find historic newsreels, as I was trying to find Dimbelby's famous "The Fleet ish all lit up , you are my beshtest pal" etc.

There are quite a few newsreels out there, so if anyone can find some interesting ones, preferably RN , and preferably showing ships and exotic bases from long ago.

The BBC have some stuff , but be warned , some is upsetting.

If you are going to post a newsreel clip in , please give some background as to what it is first.

PTP
 

sampost

Lantern Swinger
Newsreel clip shows opening of the Princess Elizabeth Graving Dock in East London, South Africa, during Royal Tour of 1947, and HMS Vanguard in Cape Town.
The SAS Port Rex (Shore Establishment) building is near the graving dock,, now unoccupied and looking rather derelict when last I visited earlier in 2018.

 

huwshpis

War Hero
Just been flicking through web pages trying to find historic newsreels, as I was trying to find Dimbelby's famous "The Fleet ish all lit up , you are my beshtest pal" etc.

There are quite a few newsreels out there, so if anyone can find some interesting ones, preferably RN , and preferably showing ships and exotic bases from long ago.

The BBC have some stuff , but be warned , some is upsetting.

If you are going to post a newsreel clip in , please give some background as to what it is first.

PTP

The "fleet's lit up" broadcast was the 1937 Coronation Fleet Review and was by Lt Commander Tommy Woodrooffe Royal Navy (Retired). He had somewhat unwisely accepted the hospitality of some old shipmates before beginning his commentary.
 

fishhead

War Hero
Newsreel clip shows opening of the Princess Elizabeth Graving Dock in East London, South Africa, during Royal Tour of 1947, and HMS Vanguard in Cape Town.
The SAS Port Rex (Shore Establishment) building is near the graving dock,, now unoccupied and looking rather derelict when last I visited earlier in 2018.

Princess Elizabeth! Whatever happened to her?
 

sampost

Lantern Swinger
There used to be a road in Cape Town called Vanguard Drive. Some online archeologist may one day explain why it was ever called that, in a talk to an enthralled audience tut-tutting about the dreadful past. And did I suggest that the past wasn't entirely dreadful? No, I wouldn't dare. But there must have been some moments of jubilation worth commemorating, even if just to appease the shipping enthusiasts and naval historians.

 

Wightsparker

War Hero
Newsreel clip shows opening of the Princess Elizabeth Graving Dock in East London, South Africa, during Royal Tour of 1947, and HMS Vanguard in Cape Town.
The SAS Port Rex (Shore Establishment) building is near the graving dock,, now unoccupied and looking rather derelict when last I visited earlier in 2018.



Great blues number. And I remember now why I was deeply in love with the princess who became The Queen in 1952. I was five.
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
The UKs first nuclear boat. HMS DREADNOUGHT. It would appear that everyone onboard had a plentiful supply of hair products and combs.

 

fishhead

War Hero
I expect almost all of that was filmed alongside at Fasrain.
What ever happened to the rank collar badges the Wardroom were sporting?
 
Mmmm - The only one (that I know of) who came to any good out of that lot was the star of the opening frames in the person of Chief Radio Supervisor 'Ginger/Chippy' Car****er.

Professional expert, kind to maintainers & all-round bon oeuf he, deservedly, was one of the very first out of the hat when they invented 'Fleet Chiefs' circa 1970.
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Not so historic as the one above, but this my bring a tear to a few eyes, and some hazy memories.


(I don't ever recall seeing it in daylight.)
 
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