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QE2 Sea Trials and 1969 Maiden Voyage Videos
« on: Jun 09, 2013, 02:50 PM »
Another short movie frm the British Movietone archives.  This is one of her departing Southampton with a few glimpses of the interior and is in colour!

Movietone QE2 Maiden Voyage:
http://www.movietone.com/N_POPUP_Player.cfm?action=playVideo&assetno=69342

Note for some strange reason the link takes you into a loop and back to this topic.  However if you copy and paste the link in your browser it works. 

Two movietone videos as posted by Rob in later topic:


« Last Edit: Jan 28, 2020, 10:10 AM by Lynda Bradford »

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Re: Maiden Voyage - Colour
« Reply #1 on: Jun 10, 2013, 02:34 AM »
there's some classic commentary in this video...

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...you don't feel you're traveling, you feel you've arrived.

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The QE2 sets out as a place that's good to be in.

Words that remained just as true for the next 39 years... and are still true today, I'm sure.

But this is my favorite...
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The ship will cross the Atlantic at the rate of 72,000 eggs-per-voyage.
72k epv  ;D

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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 (colour video)
« Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 2014, 01:44 PM »
Found this on YouTube today - Movietone footage of maiden voyage, don't think this has been posted before



I've not seen it before I don't think, it's superb, she's so beautiful and sleek looking there. She must have been a real shock after the earlier Queens.
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 (colour video)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 08, 2014, 04:50 PM »
The film was already posted elsewhere on YouTube and mentioned in the Forum, under Design proposals for Hotel QE2 :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,5706.msg57473.html#msg57473

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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 (colour video)
« Reply #4 on: Mar 08, 2014, 04:54 PM »
I've thought this before, but never suggested it, would it not be sensible to have an index of film links so that duplication can be avoided?
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 (colour video)
« Reply #5 on: Mar 08, 2014, 06:57 PM »
I've thought this before, but never suggested it, would it not be sensible to have an index of film links so that duplication can be avoided?

It's a great idea. Can you visualise how it might work?
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 (colour video)
« Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2014, 05:35 PM »
This is indeed a marvelous video.  I had seen it before in black and white but not in colour.  Our QE2 never loses her sense of "awesomeness" and I suspect she never will !  It is a spectacular video !  It would be very good to start work on a film index for archival purposes as well.  One way might be to start an index of links to films based on when the film was taken, not when it was posted.  Alan, any thoughts on this ?  June
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 (colour video)
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 2014, 05:39 PM »
Hi June,

There is work going on behind the scenes at the moment to try to work out the best way to put such an index of videos together. Keep watching the forum (as I know you do) and hopefully we will have something sorted out soon.

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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 2014, 05:48 PM »
Thank you, Alan, very much !  June
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #9 on: Apr 23, 2014, 08:05 PM »
British Pathe video footage on Youtube of maiden voyage

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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #10 on: Oct 14, 2014, 08:07 PM »
British Pathe video footage on Youtube of maiden voyage


Really awesome footage of the new QE2!
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #11 on: Oct 14, 2014, 08:32 PM »
This is truly awesome footage of our QE2 !  Thank you, Lynda and Rob !
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2015, 06:09 PM »
Tomorrow, 2 May is the anniversary of our beloved QE2's Maiden Transatlantic Crossing.  Earlier in this topic are some marvelous videos which are worth revisiting to celebrate this special date in our QE2's history. 
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2015, 07:08 PM »
Ironically met up with a friend from Caithness who l hadnt seen since 1986, he was on the Maiden Voyage of QE2 and came back on the SS United States.
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #14 on: Aug 10, 2015, 08:02 PM »
Here's more 1969 Colour Maiden Voyage video

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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #15 on: Aug 10, 2015, 08:25 PM »
These are wonderful, Rob !  Thanks for posting them. 
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #16 on: Aug 10, 2015, 08:34 PM »
Wow, Ford Anglias, Vauxhall Cresta A lady on the dockside blowing up baloons, no Hi-vis jackets,  flat hats,Train directly alongside, Parcels van with destination chalked on side of coachwork, I could go on,   but above it all ---- QE2, magnificent, & what was asked ? will she make a profit, little did they know, & look how it all ended up, so unnecessary :'(
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2016, 11:30 AM »
On the anniversary of QE2's 1969 Maiden voyage (2 - 7 May 1969)enjoy the fabulous videos on this topic that show the passengers and crew.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,5451.msg62129.html#msg62129
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Re: Maiden voyage 1969 video
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2016, 06:01 PM »
Thank you very much, Lynda, for posting the link to these great videos on the anniversary of QE2's maiden voyage to New York.

A toast to our beloved QE2 ! - Forever Queen of the Seas !!
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Qe2 Sea Trials and Maiden Voyage (Video)
« Reply #19 on: Mar 08, 2017, 03:50 PM »
Hello! I have found two interesting videos dating back to her first few years. Please correct me if I got the years wrong!

This first one is a trial from 1968

This one is the maiden voyage from 1969

Enjoy!  :)
« Last Edit: Mar 08, 2017, 04:16 PM by Trevor Casey »