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    SIR WINSTON RETIRES Her Majesty and the Duke attend Sir Winston's dinner party on eve of resignation.

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    ENGLAND: SIR WINSTON RETIRES. London:- Her majesty and the Duke attend Sir Winston's dinner party on the eve of resignation. Prime Minister goes to Palace to give up office. Brief pictorial tribute recalls P.M's wartime leadership. 10, Downing St., London, England LV (Night scenes) Sir Anthony & Lady Eden in evening dress arriving at No. 10. for dinner party. SCU They pose & then enter No. 10. SV Lord Kilmuir & Lady into No. 10. CU Mr. Attlee posing outside No. 10. SCU Lord & Lady Alexander into No. 10; SV Sir Winston & Lady Churchill come out of No. 10. to greet Queen & Duke. CU They pose. GV Queen's car outside No. 10, Churchill await 1/2 SCU Queen shakes hands with Sir Winston & Lady Churchill followed by Duke of Edinburgh. LV They all enter No. 10. SV Sir Winston Churchill out of No. 10. LV Queen & Duke coming out of No. 10. after dinner party. SCU Queen shakes hands with Winston & Lady Churchill, followed by Duke of Edinburgh. GV Royal car away from No. 10. as Churchills' watch. SCU Queen in car. SV Sir Winston & Lady Churchill pose for press, then re-enter No. 10. GV Crowds in Downing Street the next morning. SV Mr. Crookshank entering No. 10. SCU Type watching wearing tyrolean hat. SV Lord Woolton into No. 10. SV Sir Anthony Eden mobbed by press in Downing Street. CU Ditto. Still shot of the Cabinet posing inside No. 10 - as follows:- L TO R:- BACK ROW:- Mr. Peake, Mr. Thorneycroft, Sir Walter Monckton, Sir Stuart, Mr. Lloyd George, Mr. Lennox-Boyd, Mr. Duncan Sandys, Mr. Heatcroft Amory, Sir David Eccles. Sir Norman Brook (Secretary to the Cabinet) L TO R:- SEALED:- Mr. MacMillan, Lord Woolton, Lord Kilmuir, Sir Anthony Eden, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Salisbury, Mr. Butler, Lord Swinton, Mr. Crookshank. SV Sir Winston Churchill out of No. 10. to go to Palace to give his resignation. SCU Sir Winston posing on steps. LV Pressmen around car. LV Churchills' car along Downing street. CU Sir Winston in car. BV Car moving through crowds.



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    SV Man & wife arriving (unknown) CBV Herbert Morris & wife into No. 10. at night. SV Clarissa & Anthony Eden in evening dress, out of car, pose before entering for dinner party. LV Ditto, they wave & enter No. 10. SV Lord Kilmuir helping Lady out of car. SV Sir Winston & Lady Churchill on steps outside No. 10. awaiting arrival on Queen, car drawn up, Queen & Duke get out & Churchills' greet them. SV Queen, Churchill & Lady Churchill & Duke into No. 10. Shot People & Showing a press photog. at night. SV Churchill out of No. 10. walks forward & holds open door for Queen. SV Churchills' say goodbye to Duke & Queen then they get into car, two others in picture say goodbye to Churchills' CU Sir Winston outside No. 10, Queen walks out & shakes hands with him. CU Churchill & Duke talking, lady Churchill in b-g. SV Pan on Royal car past as it leaves. SV Queen's car leaving, Churchills' waiting on steps, another car goes by & Lady Churchill waves & blows kiss to occupants. BV Sir Winston & Lady Churchill walking back into No. 10. SV Sir Anthony & Lady Eden out of No. 10, he waves then they get into car. CU Lady Eden out of No. 10, then Anthony Eden comes out & poses alone waving, then gets into car. SV Mr. & Mrs. Attlee outside No. 10. - END OF NIGHT SHOTS:



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    Angle V Sign 'DOWNING STREET' GV Crowd around No. 10. CU Newsprint 'LONDON DRY' with headlines 'CHURCHILL RETIRES' track into FCU. CU Ditto from another angle. CU Ditto pan to back of newsheet with wording 'ELECTION MAY 25th' CU Pan from 'CHURCHILL RETIRES' on paper to crowd in Downing Street. (THESE NEWSHEETS WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WAS A NEWSPAPER STRIKE) SV, SCU, & CU Albert Roach with rosary in hand kneeling praying. BV Ditto pan to No. 10. BV Ditto. SV Pan on Crowd in Downing street. GV Crowd in Downing Street. GV Pan Crowd. Angle V Ext. 5 Pressman filming, buildings as b-g. STV Sir Anthony Eden up steps. GV People & Press around steps of No. 10. crowd watching. SV Lord Woolton arriving out of car. SV Harold MacMillan arriving. SV He poses. SV MacMillan with pressman in f-g. SCU MacMillan waves, then turn to go into N. 10. (NEG. & BLUE ON THESE 2 SCENES). GV Crowds around No. 10. SV Anthony Nutting arriving. SV Mr. Heathcroft Amory arriving. Angle V Press photogs. filming, building b-g. SV Lord Kilmuir arriving & into No. 10. SV Mr. Lennox Boyd into No. 10. SV David Eccles arriving. NEG & BLUE FROM Still shot Cabinet posing (NAMES AS LISTED ON ISSUE STORY CARD 3) NEG & BLUE SCU Lord Kilmuir leaving No. 10. followed by Lord Salisbury then another, then Lennox Boyd, then Mr. MacMillan. SV Ditto. SV MacMillan leaving followed by Mr. Throneycroft. SV Duncan Sandys, Mr. Peake, & Lord Swinton outside No. 10. NEG & BLUE ON THESE SCENES SV Anthony Eden out of No. 10. SV Monckton & Lord Woolton out of No. 10. SV MacMillan walking up to man in Downing St., & speaking. SV MacMillan turns round. SCU He poses among press men. SCU He talks to another. GV Crowds in Downing Street with people walking along. GV Crowd running behind car living. GV Crowd in Downing Street. Angle V Pan down archway showing No. 10. beyond with crowd around. SV Churchill on steps of No. 10. smoking cigar & posing, before he goes to Palace to resign. 2 SV's Sir Winston posing. SV Churchill down steps of No. 10. poses then walks to
    his car. SV Pan to BV Churchill's car leaving midst massed crowd. SV Pan to BV Churchill in car waving. GBV Churchill's car leaving, press men run towards it. GBV Ditto.



    ENGLAND: SIR WINSTON RETIRES: London:- Her Majesty and the Dike attend Sir Winston's dinner party on eve of resignation. Prime Minister goes to Palace to give up office. Brief pictorial tribute recalls P.M.'s wartime leadership. Buckingham Palace, London, England GV Crowds outside Buckingham Palace. CU Queen in care entering Buckingham Palace. SV Sir Winston in car entering Palace to tender his resignation.



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    GV & Closer V Crowd around Palace. SV Pan to BV Queen's car into Palace. Angle V Duke of Edinburgh's helicopter flying over Palace. GV Palace with crowds around. GV Crowds around Palace. SCU People waving. SV Pan to BV Churchill's car through Palace Gates, on his way to resign. SV Crowd waving. GV Crowd outside Palace. FV Pan to BV Churchill's care leaving Palace after giving his resignation to the Queen.



    Personalities - Politicians; Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), Royalty; Social Events; Buckingham Palace; Ceremonies - Political; Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (1952-), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Lt Philip Mountbatten) (1921-)




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    Background: SIR WINSTON RETIRES Her Majesty and the Duke attend Sir Winston's dinner party on eve of resignation. Prime Minister goes to Palace to give up office. Brief pictorial tribute recalls PM's wartime leadership.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FAQKVB8S3CR6KJ5DFCLX9QYQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FAQKVB8S3CR6KJ5DFCLX9QYQ
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1955
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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