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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "American Hails Princess" - 51/89.

    Material for Newsreel story - extra shots. Selected Originals J and M combined into one.

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    VS of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as they arrive and meet President Harry S Truman, his wife Bess and daughter Margaret. VS Truman and Princess replies. Various travel shots of Princess and Truman in car. VS of Princess and Duke at Press reception. GV Pan RCAF Skymaster taxiing in. GV Shots of gun salute. GV Plane in. GV Royals with Truman. BV Motorcycle escort. Various shots of VIPs inspecting sailors at airport. SV Elizabeth at mike "I know it is never possible to understand country as great as this by visiting only it's Capitol, even such a splendid one as Washington. So much of the history of the United States has been enacted here and so many memorials of you national achievements stand here, that I hope before I leave to see a little deeper into the sources of your great strength. Free men everywhere look towards the United States with affection and with hope. The message which has gone out from this great capital City has brought help and courage to a troubled World. In that other proud capital where I live and in Canada from where I have just come we also are determined to work with all our strength for freedom and for peace.' Applause. SV Truman replies 'I was most happy to hear that the King had recovered so promptly so that you could make this trip. I remember with a great deal of pleasure being presented to the King and Queen when I was a United States Senator. It happened to be my privilege to be presented to him, when they held a reception at the British Embassy here. I also had another very pleasant visit to the King on the "Renown" in Plymouth Harbour when I was on the way home from Potsdam. He had me on the "Renown" for luncheon, then he returned to call to the "Argosta?" and we had a most pleasant conversation on world affairs that affected Great Britain and the United States."

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:34:00 / 01:47:49:00
    51/89 J & M (Selected Originals)
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    51/089 J & M
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
    queen and President Truman Queen Elizabeth and President Truman Horsepower - Jubilee
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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