A Christmas tree, gift from Norway is erected at Trafalgar Square. CU. Norwegian army, navy and air force Attaches at the ceremony in Trafalgar Square, when the tree was formally presented. MS. Mayor of Westminster, Hal Gutteridge, shaking hands with the Norwegian Ambassador, Per Prebensen. MS. Family of the Norwegian Ambassador. CU. Norwegian Ambassador with another man. MS. Group showing the Ambassador, Mayor, the Minister of Works, Charles Key, Lord Hocking, Chairman of the Travel Association and Sir Alexander Maxwell, Chairman of the Tourists Board. MS. Platform with dignitaries, pan to people crowding around plinth of Nelson's column. MS. Ambassador pressing a switch, panning to tree which lights up. MS. Pan down from top to base of tree. MS. Charles Key, Minister of Supply speaking - no sound. MS. Spectators. CU. The tree, showing decorations. MS. Children among the spectators. MS. Tree, compared in size with Nelson's column. MS. Crowds gathered around the tree. CU. Child in pushchair. MS. Children holding streamers from tree. Various shots of children watching. MS. Band of the Welsh Guards playing, panning to tree. MS. Pan down Nelson's column with tree beneath. LS. General view of the traffic in Trafalgar Square, showing Nelson's column in background.
Date found in the old record 22/12/1947.