King George V visits the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow during World War I
Orkney Islands Scotland Date:1917, June Duration:3 min 21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
King George V in visit to the Grand Fleet at anchor in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, during World War 1. View from above, of funnel and wireless apparatus atop a Queen Elizabeth-class British Battleship, during World War 1. Other warships in the background. Four of the Battleship's BL 15 inch Mark I guns are seen with barrels closed by plugs. Sailors walk past the guns. A mascot dog eating a treat while perched in the open barrel of a gun. Three of the Ship's officers display a moose head received from the Canadian Government. Group of ship's officers pose standing on deck while several sit down holding their mascot dog and cat. The moose head is displayed behind them. The seated officers tease the cat and dog by making them confront each other. Change of sequence, to a royal visit by King George V to the Grand Fleet. British Admiral Sir David Beatty, Commander of the Grand Fleet, is seen standing with British Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee, on the deck of a British battleship.They are joined by another officer, as King George V paces back and forth past them, in earnest conversation with the ship's captain. Scene shifts to Admirals Beatty and Sturdee, conversing with other high ranking British Naval officers. Next, sailors are seen boarding steam launches, at a pier, for return to their respective ships, after shore leave. The launches proceeding out to the ships. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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