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Fleet Visits Belfast

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
Topical Film Company
Produced by:
Topical Film Company
Year:

1923
Duration:

44 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

The British fleet visits Belfast and ‘Liberty men’ come ashore (‘Liberty men’ was the term used for navy soldiers who were allowed off the ship). Four destroyer war ships are seen anchored as sailors hang over the railings of a vessel, cheering to the camera. A passenger boat crowded with sailors passes, the men clambering onto the quayside tilting the tug wildly as they disembark.

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