• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH DROVE THROUGH WEST BERLIN STREETS CRAMMED WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHEERING, FLAG-WAVING PEOPLE TODAY (THURSDAY) AT THE CLIMAX OF THE STATE VISIT TO WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV. QUEEN LEAVES AIRCRAFT AND IS GREETED.
    0.11

    2.
    SV. QUEEN SHAKES HANDS WITH WILLY BRANDT AND CHANCELLOR ERHARD.
    0.26

    3.
    SV. GUARD OF HONOUR
    0.28

    4.
    TRAVEL SHOT ALONG ROAD E. GERMAN WATCH-TOWER IN B/G
    0.35

    5.
    GV. QUEEN INSPECTS TROOPS (2 SHOTS)
    0.53

    6.
    LV.G. OF H. FIRE SALUTE.
    0.59

    7.
    GV. QUEEN & ESCORT ARRIVING AT BRANDENBURG GATE QUEEN'S CAR STOPS
    1.09

    8.
    SV. QUEEN WITH HERR BRANDT AND CHANCELLLOR ERHARD IN CAR
    1.14

    9.
    LV. CAR LEAVES
    1.22

    10.
    LV. CROWDS ALONG KURFUERSTENDAMM
    1.26

    11.
    LV QUEEN AND DUKE WAVE FROM CAR
    1.35

    12.
    TV. CROWD WAVING
    1.40

    13.
    TV. SOF UP. QUEEN & DUKE ARRIVE AT CITY HALL, QUEEN RECEIVES BOUQUET
    2.09

    14.
    GV PAN... CROWD CHEERING (SOF)
    2.19

    15.
    LV. QUEEN SIGNS GOLDEN BOOK (SOF CHEERS)
    1.39

    16.
    GV. CROWD CHEERING (SOF)
    2.42

    17.
    LV. QUEEN WAVES TO CROWD (SOF)
    2.54



    Initials RM/V/AW/JG


    EDITORS: FINAL SCENES INCLUDE NATURAL SOUND OF CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH DROVE THROUGH WEST BERLIN STREETS CRAMMED WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHEERING, FLAG-WAVING PEOPLE TODAY (THURSDAY) AT THE CLIMAX OF THE STATE VISIT TO WEST GERMANY. IN THEIR OPEN CAR, THE ROYAL COUPLE DROVE NEAR THE BERLIN WALL AND STOPPED TWICE NEAR THE BRANDENBURG GATE.

    THE QUEEN ARRIVED AT THE BRITISH GATOW AIR BASE IN WEST BERLIN IN AFTER A 65-MINUTE FLIGHT IN AN ANDOVER FROM GUETERSLOH. SHE WAS GREETED BY HERR WILLY BRANDT, THE MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, HIS WIFE, AND BY CHANCELLOR ERHARD. NEXT, SHE INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR, MADE UP OF MEMBERS OF THE ALLIED GARRISONS AND THE WEST BERLIN POLICE.

    IT WAS THE FIRST VISIT BY A BRITISH MONARCH TO THE CITY SINCE 1913, WHEN THE QUEEN'S GRANDFATHER, KING GEORGE V, ATTENDED A ROYAL WEDDING THERE. THE QUEEN WAS GIVEN A TUMULTUOUS RECEPTION BY THE PEOPLE OF WEST BERLIN AS HER OPEN MERCEDES, ONE OF 60 CARS IN THE MOTORCADE, WOUND THROUGH THE STREETS.

    THE HUGE CROWDS WERE SWELLED BY HOLIDAY MAKERS FOR TODAY WAS ASCENSION DAY, A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN WEST GERMANY AND WEST BERLIN. THE QUEEN'S FIRST ENGAGEMENT WAS THE REVIEW OF A PARADE OF THOUSANDS OF TROOPS OF THE BRITISH ARMY OF THE RHINE.

    IN THE PART OF THE DRIVE THAT TOOK THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP NEAR THE BERLIN WALL, THEIR CAR STOPPED TWICE NEAR THE BRANDENBURG GATE. AT ONE POINT, PRINCE PHILIP SMILED AND WAVED TO EAST BERLINERS WERE KEPT WELL AWAY FROM THE WALL.

    A MASSIVE SECURITY OPERATION WAS IN FORCE AS THE QUEEN'S MOTORCADE DROVE THROUGH THE STREETS, INCLUDING WEST BERLIN'S MAIN THOROUGHFARE, THE KURFUERSTENDAMM. MORE THAN 7,000 POLICEMEN WERE ON DUTY, WHILE 550 PLAIN-CLOTHES DETECTIVES MINGLED WITH THE VAST CROWDS.

    AT THE CITY HALL THERE WERE MORE THAN 250,000 PEOPLE WAITING TO GREET THE QUEEN, AND THE CRY OF "ELIZABETH, ELIZABETH" ECHOED ACROSS THE SQUARE. THE QUEEN SIGNED WEST BERLIN'S "GOLDEN BOOK" BEFORE LEAVING THE RECEPTION TO FLY TO HANOVER ON THE FINAL LEG OF HER VISIT.

    (THE QUEEN TOLD WEST BERLINERS THAT THEY COULD CONTINUE TO COUNT ON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FOR SUPPORT. SHE SAID THAT THE WEST BERLINERS' COURAGE AND ACHIEVEMENTS WERE "A GLOWING INSPIRATION TO THE WHOLE FREE WORLD".)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA159YDFPNVA4U6KY1PETTEN6UY
    Media URN:
    VLVA159YDFPNVA4U6KY1PETTEN6UY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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