• Short Summary

    Queen unveils Merchant Navy Memorial on Tower Hill.

  • Description

    Tower Hill, London.

    GTV. Pan of the entire Memorial. SCU. Queen Elizabeth II arriving, being received by the Duke of Gloucester and Mayor of Stepney, Prince Philip behind her. SCU. General assembly standing. GTV. Entire memorial. CU. Queen inspecting Guard of Honour of seamen. CU. Guard of honour. SCU. Queen walking down the line towards camera, with the Duke of Edinburgh. CU. Sailor with braid. SCU. Duke of Gloucester speaking inviting her Majesty to unveil memorial (natural sound). Pan over to Queen as she walks to mike. GV. Side view, Memorial, flags dropping. CU. Side view, Queen. GLV. Memorial. CU. Figure of merchant sailor on base of memorial (2 shots). SCU. Side view, Queen laying wreath. CU. Sir Anthony Eden, the Prime Minister, and Lady Eden. CU. Queen's wreath. SCU. Women placing flowers at base. SCU. Queen walking and looking at the names on the Memorial.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    553.29
    Media URN:
    31308
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:50:00 / 01:40:09:00
    Canister:
    55/90

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This unveiling took place on 5 November 1955.

    More information on the memorial can be found here....

    http://www.londonremembers.com/m
    emorials/mercantile-marine-memori
    l-ww2

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