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BOA70

BOA70

Battle of the Atlantic Memories is a specially commissioned film to document the 70th anniversary commemorations in Liverpool, with surviving Royal Navy and Merchant Navy veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic campaign. The film is a unique project documenting the reunions, the ceremonial and the personal. Liverpool plays host to an emotional, poignant and timely record of a historic…

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Liverpool Waterfront Film – 1950

Liverpool Waterfront Film – 1950

1950, Film starring Robert Newton, Richard Burton and Kathleen Harrison,in which there are street scenes of both Liverpool and Bootle, shots of the LOHR, St Martins Cottages, G.H.Lee’s and Owen Owen’sand Brown Brothers, plus dock locations and the Pier Head. No scouse accents though.

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Liverpool Docks (1972)

Liverpool Docks (1972)

British Pathe have recently put over 81,000 films from their collection onto Youtube. It really is amazing to go through them. Heres one we found from 1972 which looks like it was mainly shot in the Coburg Dock, classified as unissued and unused material, hence no audio. Beautiful footage.

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HMS Thetis Memorial

HMS Thetis Memorial

The 75th anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Thetis was marked by a memorial being unveiled in Birkenhead showing the names of all those who died. Here’s Bill Smith and Ronnie Swain talking about their experiences of seeing the Thetis at the time of the disaster.

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Empress of Ireland memorial service

Empress of Ireland memorial service

The Liverpool Retired Merchant Seafarers held a memorial service for the 1,012 people lost in the sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland in the Saint Lawrence river on May 29, 1914. The service took place in the Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Chapel Street, at 2.30pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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