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Film & Video Catalogue: Item Detail

Film Number

6909

Title

TO CONSTANTINOPLE IN RMSP 'ARAGUAYA' 1927

Producer

Cyril Parkinson

Date

1927

Gauge

16mm

Colour

b/w

Sound

silent

Running Time

17 mins 14 secs

Description

The Parkinson's take a cruise on the RMSP Araguaya through the Dardanelles and towards the Black Sea. Includes footage of the town of Tangier from aboard the ship and various street scenes showing Moroccans along the street and amongst buidlings. A short sequence shows the ships Araguaya and P&O Ranchi docked in Tangier harbour. Passengers aboard the Araguaya particpate in a horse racing game and play badminton. members of the party make trips to the Ancient Palace of Knossos, the Tower of the Winds in Athens and around Constantinople.The travelogue continues via Chanack, Cape Helles and stopping at Tunis, where street traders are seen selling their wares in around the souk market. Concludes with passengers playing acquatic sports on the ship.