PERSONAL RECORD. WASHBOURN, REAR ADMIRAL. WORLD WAR II
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000:00 WASHBOURN Presents WORLD WAR II
Letter headed ‘Preparations For War’ being typed.
000:22 The Achilles naval vessel; navymen carry equipment and stores on board ship; boxes of Coates & Co’s Original Plymouth Gin, is amongst the cargo; drums being rolled on board; more stores etc. being carried onto ship.
001:40 Cargo is brought up from hull to the deck; crew is working on machinery; officers boarding ship; men cleaning and maintaining hull while in dry dock;
003:03 “August 28th 1939.”
Tug boat in operation; navy personnel on deck.
003:10 SOUTH AMERICAN CRUISE
The Achilles? leaving Auckland Harbour.
003:18 “Moby’s Farewell.”
Officers wave goodbye as ship leaves the harbour; flag flying.
003:34 “First Chase.”
2 small boats at sea.
003:46 “Patagonian Coast.”
View of snow capped mountain taken from ship.
003:56 “Roaring Forties.”
Water sprays over the bow of ship.
004:13 MAGELLAN STRAITS
Officer looking through binoculars.
004:18 “Cap Pilar.”
Snow capped mountain peaks; men on deck.
005:36 FARTHEST SOUTH Magellanes 54.00’
Officer dressed in trench coat and scarf, jumps around and waves his arms briskly , in order to keep warm? ship’s cat.
Achilles in harbour.
006:17 “Cey - -”
006:28 “The Hardships and Horrors of WAR”
Men relax and take time out for a beer on the beach at Rio De Janiero; men diving into pool and relaxing.
007:48 “Conquest of the SUGAR LOAF”
Two men take a cable car trip to the top of sugar loaf; tourist attractions; ship sets sail; crew members take part in activities on board ship.
011:39 Last picture frame.
Man visits seal colony; stroking a seal; seals in their natural habitat.
015:11 “The dressy Little People of the Antarctic. A PENGUIN ROOKERY Falkland Islands.”
Two men on horseback; penguin colony; with their young.
016:53 “The Kindergarten.”
Penguins; men and their horses .
017:08 Last picture frame.
017:11 Officers on board ship; Buenos Aires Herald dated January 4, 1940. (124th Day of the War) ships at sea.
018:01 “Rear Admiral Sir Henry Harwood leaves Achilles.”
Admiral leaves ship; crew cheers as ship leaves wharf.
019:12 “Relief - - HMS HAWKINS”
019:25 “That holiday spirit - -”
020:39 HIGH STAKES
Crew relax and enjoy themselves; playing cards; having a drink and playing other board games.
022:40 AUCKLAND’S WELCOME February 23rd.
Planes fly overhead and small craft dot the harbour as the city of Auckland welcomes home the crew and the ship Achilles.
024:50 The End.
025:06 WASHBOURN Presents WORLD WAR II - Reel 3.
025:13 “Achilles hoists the Broad Pendant of CCNZS.”
025:16 “MAY 1ST 1940.”
Hoisting the ship’s flag to the top of the mast.
025:30 “RESCUE June 19th 1940.”
SOS message being written; crew members on board ship at sea; crew and passengers on board rescue boats; on launch; activities taking place in harbour.
029:37 “The MINESWEEPERS”
Ships and boats in operation at sea.
031:22 “The Reception Committee.”
Guests from another frigate are received on board ship.
032:13 TONGA PICNIC
Various shots of crew during visit to Tonga.
034:13 “AUCKLAND The first Clipper takes off.”
Crew view aqua-plane take off.
034:57 “The Third Echelon leaves New Zealand August 1940.”
Water spraying over the bow of the ship.
035:48 “Mauritania Orcades Empress of Japan.”
Ships at sea.
036:58 “Meeting PERTH”
Guest from another frigate, is received on board ship.
037:32 “Commodore Parry leaves Achilles October 15th 1940.”
Ceremony on deck, before Commodore Parry leaves.
039:04 WORLD WAR II - Reel 4.
039:07 “Vive LA FRANCE LIBRE.”
039:11 “Entering TAHITI.”
039:34 “RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHT”
Aua-plane prepares for take off.
040:07 “To the Most Beautiful Place in the World MOOREA”
Island shots; men snorkling and having fun in the sun.
046:01 “RAIDER HUNTING”
Aqua-plane in flight and ship pulls plane from the sea waters.
047:51 “S.S. RANGITANE 36 hours after Butter Boxes and Oil Patch”
Ship’s crew pulling boxes from the sea.
048:31 “XMAS 1941 at Sydney”
Crew members enjoying themselves at Manley Beach surfing.
050:02 “JUMPIN’ DAWGS and TEDDY BEARS”
Koala Park scenes.
051:08 “THIS MISNAMED OCEAN”
Scenes of frigate being tossed about in rough seas.
054:06 “IN P.V.’s Blue Watch Method.”
Crew members watch as explosive missiles? are plucked from the sea; frigates and ships at sea.
055:40 Last picture frame
Reference number F22300
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA