Built in 1912, the Cunard liner Berengaria is sold for scrap.
Shared by Theo Kuechel.
This newsreel provides a narrative of the end of a liner. It covers several layers including each of which raises questions for example...
1. History of the liner, (why was she decommissioned)
2. The social conditions in Jarrow at the time (what were they like)
3. Reuse and recycling (how does this compare with current practice)
4. Outcomes (did the scrapping really change the social opportunities)
Students are asked to identify and research specific questions related to the video.