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Cunarders at Southampton

Graceful Cunard liners Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary arrive in Southampton and are greeted by excited crowds.

Documentary 1951 9 mins


This beautifully shot film was made by Matthew Nathan, an award-winning amateur filmmaker. It shows the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth, the George V dry dock,cleaning and painting hulls, the departure of the Aquatania for the breakers' yard, the opening of the new ocean passenger terminal and the arrival of Queen Mary.