Liner Queen Elizabeth
Leaving the Clyde as a troop ship during WWII
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A very rare colour film of the passenger liner, Queen Elizabeth, being towed by tugs from the Clyde out to sea to act as a troopship during WWII. Her intended destination was the United States and the departure of the ship was carried out in secret with only a few witnesses present.
Questions & Activities
- Why is a liner being used as a troop ship?
- How many rowing boats could you fit inside the Queen Elizabeth?
- What is the role of the tug boat?
- Why are they leaving in secret?
- What was the Queen Elizabeth's association with the Clyde? Why did sail from the Clyde and not an English port?
- What other ocean liners can you name?
- Why are liners historically named after queens?
- Why are ships usually referred to as female?
History / World War II: Why was the ship traveling to America as a troop ship?
History: Find out what happened to the Queen Elizabeth and document her history.
Technologies / History / Geography: Research ocean liners. Where were they built and where are they built now? Why did people use cruise ships in the past and how is this different today.
Technologies / Moving Image Education / Media Studies: Make a silhouette zoetrope of the liner leaving Clyde or make a simple animation trying the replicate the shapes in the clip. Create a simple cut out animation of the ship leaving?
Business / History: Find out what other companies owned and built cuise liners. Where were they built?
Art and Design: Design your own liner.
|Resource Rights Holder||Third Party Copyright Holder licensed by National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||History, Technologies, Media Studies, Moving Image Education, Art and Design|
|Who||Mr Martin Snr (Filmmaker)|