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Offline Twynkle

QE2 launch 1967
with thanks to 'Footage Dumbarton'
Published on 13 Dec 2012

« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2014, 09:38 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: You Tube: at the 'QE2 launch 1967' - silent video footage
« Reply #1 on: Apr 26, 2014, 07:19 AM »
Nice one!  pity about the quality but still good to see this film footage  :)
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Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: You Tube: at the 'QE2 launch 1967' - silent video footage
« Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2014, 09:33 AM »
With the silent reporting from I think Richard Baker could this have been filmed off a news report?

Offline Twynkle

Re: 'At the QE2 launch 1967' - silent video footage on YouTube
« Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2014, 04:15 PM »
With the silent reporting from I think Richard Baker could this have been filmed off a news report?

Hi Bruce - It is Richard Baker doing what may well have been a live broadcast.
Heading off to find out more - i.e stuff about TV coverage (with sound!) of the Launch!
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Online Bob C.

Re: 'At the QE2 launch 1967' - silent video footage on YouTube
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 02:11 PM »
This is a spectacular angle of the launch!  Thanks for posting Rosie!!!

Online Cunarder Man

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 08:01 PM »
Wonderful film, despite it being silent. Imagine the atmosphere!

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Re: 'At the QE2 launch 1967' - silent video footage on YouTube
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 08:08 PM »
That's incredible! Shot from on board too!

Richard Baker's broadcast from the unfinished aluminium deck of the QE2 must surely survive somewhere?
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Offline Twynkle

Re: 'At the QE2 launch 1967' - silent video footage on YouTube
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 09:44 PM »
Rob
Here's an interesting link! :)
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=3546.0

This needs a plugin - not something my laptop has!
Is this the same as another BBC recording - or is it one that belongs with the silent film above?

and another linkā€¦
http://collectorsfrenzy.com/details/120833851053/COME_ABOARD__QE2__Black_Cat_Bones__Inner_Drawing_LP_1968
(Do you think this belongs under another topic?)
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