Princess Elizabeth Receives The Freedom… 1947

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel story 47/77 - Princess Elizabeth receives the freedom of Stirling.

    Stirling, Scotland.

    M/S of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) signing the scroll which the clerk holds.

    Provost McMichael makes a speech (natural sound) and presents the Burgess ticket in a casket to Princess Elizabeth. He then gives her a scroll.

    Princess Elizabeth makes a speech about the honour and presents the scroll to Lieutenant Colonel MacMillan of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The Colonel makes a speech thanking the Princess and the Provost for the honour (incomplete).

    Mute shots of the Colonel and Princess Elizabeth walking to a courtyard - the regiment barracks or headquarters? She inspects some soldiers and chats to them and their families.

    Mute shot of the lines of soldiers cheering the Princess after the ceremony. Princess Elizabeth chats to the Colonel. Six planes fly overhead in formation after the main ceremony (natural sound). The soldiers present arms to Elizabeth and the National Anthem is played. Spectators look on.

    Cuts are rather jumbled, duplicated and with intermittent sound in last section of this item.

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    British Pathé
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    01:17:35:00 / 01:26:17:00
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    UN 1817 A
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