Ex-Servicemen At Buckingham Palace 1954

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    Ex-servicemen watch PT display at Buckingham Palace.

    Several shots of disabled ex-servicemen in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Men who have lost a limb walk along with crutches. Some are assisted by friends and servicewomen as they walk down the steps of the Palace and across the grass. C/U of one-legged man walking along with crutches with a rather defiant look on his face - quite humbling.

    Les Cruttenden from Ruislip takes a photograph of a group of his friends - all have walking sticks. C/U of Les. Nice panning shot of his mates, all grinning for the camera. Brief shot of men in wheelchairs being pushed through a forest or shady area in the grounds. Big C/U of someone giving the V-for-victory sign!

    Various shots of the veterans watching a physical training display in the Palace grounds, by men of the Army School of Physical Training. Good reaction shots as the men watch and applaud. Shots of men with limbs missing sitting in wheelchairs. The men in the display wear white trousers and singlets and do work on the parallel bars, do balances and jump over the box. One jumps over the box and through a paper hoop, then seems to come to a bit of a sticky end on the ground where the other men are kneeling - youch!

    Disabled ex-serviceman Richard Murdock (not the comic actor) is carried across the grass on a chair by two Guardsmen. He waves to the camera. One of the fitness performers, Sergeant Mick Stewart, balances on one hand on the back of disabled ex-serviceman AH Hill's wheelchair. Hill, sitting there with his foot in plaster, chats to Stewart as he does so.

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    01:13:24:00 / 01:16:50:00
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