• Short Summary

    Ending their Eastern Mediterranean tour, the Duke and the Duchess of Gloucester arrived at Suda Bay, Crete this afternoon to inspect the last Commonwealth and British War Cemetery of Crete where some 1480 Commonwealth soldiers of the Second World War lie buried.

  • Description

    1.
    A general view of the Commonwealth Cemetery situated on the shores of Suda Bay, some three miles from Chanca city of Crete.


    2.
    The Duke and the Duchess arrive by a car at the Cemetery.


    3.
    Accompanied by General Sir John Crocker, Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Duke and the Duchess inspect the graves.


    4.
    Various closer shots.


    5.
    The visit of the last Commonwealth is over; the Duke and the Duchess leave the Cemetery.


    6.
    At Suda Bay's military airport the Duke inspects a Guard of Honor composed by RHAF men.


    7.
    Mr.John Curle, British Charge d'Affairs, greets farewell to the Duke and the Duchess of behalf of the Ambassador.


    8.
    The Greek Royal Family arrive at Suda Bay's airport to see the Duke and the Duchess off.


    9.
    Handshakes and kisses.


    10.
    The Duke and the Duchess step up the Commet.


    11.
    The Royal Family wave hands while the Commet rolls off.




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    Background: Ending their Eastern Mediterranean tour, the Duke and the Duchess of Gloucester arrived at Suda Bay, Crete this afternoon to inspect the last Commonwealth and British War Cemetery of Crete where some 1480 Commonwealth soldiers of the Second World War lie buried. The Greek Royal Family arrived specially in Crete aboard the RHN Destroyer "Polemistis" to see the Royal Ducal Couple off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA626Y7N3TQ39QR66719TFBUR0L
    Media URN:
    VLVA626Y7N3TQ39QR66719TFBUR0L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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