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Ships for the World - Built in Britain

From luxury liner to 60s super-tanker, Britain's shipbuilders big up their export business in a funky and slightly bizarre promotional film.

Documentary 1966 14 mins


Britannia rules the shipbuilding trade - or does she? Britain touts its marine construction expertise in this oddly mesmerising state-sponsored plug from 1966. All stages of production and types of vessel are covered - from research into the design of cargo ships to the fitting out of passenger liners, with an emphasis on the endless search for 'modern methods' which would attract potential custom.