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ss Great Britain anniversary marked with new animation

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A new Bristol-made animated film has been released which retells the salvage of Brunel's ss Great Britain.

The film has been released as part of the vessel's 40th homecoming anniversary celebrations.

Animators from the University of the West of England worked closely with the ss Great Britain Trust on the project.

It is also supported by The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Called The Incredible Journey, the film is told in three parts - the salvage, the voyage on a pontoon across the Atlantic Ocean, and the triumphant Bristol homecoming.

The animated film will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at Brunel's ss Great Britain, which opens on 17 July.

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