Marshal Charles De Gaulle inspecting an unidentified French naval ship and the French submarine cruiser Surcouf in a British port in 1940 [Allocated]
Summary: This roll consists of repeated sequences. View of the observation turret of the Surcouf submarine with the French tricolor waving in the wind. Cut to view behind Marshal De Gaulle, on deck of a ship (?) with two senior French officers. De Gaulle and officers turn to camera. Repeated sequence. De Gaulle then walks on deck and inspects the French naval crew. The sequence is repeated. De Gaulle salutes other crew members. The sequence is repeated. De Gaulle walks off the ship to shore, watched by the crew. Repeated. De Gaulle walks aboard submarine Surcouf. Repeated sequence of De Gaulle walking off the ship. Cu portrait-style sequence of a French submariner (Sous-Marin) and a similar sequence of a French sailor.
Note: the reel needs to be compared with photos of the Surcouf and other ships in the Free French fleet to be sure of identification.
35mm, B+W, Pos, mute.
Kodak 1940, Nitrate, 124ft