For the first time in 50 years a German head of state visits Britain: Doctor Theodore Heuss (President of Federal Republic of Germany) greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
SLATE INFORMATION 50 Years After: The Queen and the Germans
ADMIRALTY ARCH. Royal Procession passing thro' on State visit of Pres. Heuss of Germany, Oct.1958
AEROPLANES - BRITISH Flashback showing one of the first aeroplanes.
BELLS In the bell tower of St. Clement Danes Church as bells ring.
BISHOPS Bishops of London gives triple knock at West Door of St. Clement Danes before entering for re-dedication service.
BOOKS Shot of "Mein Kampf" - during state visit of German President, Dr. Theodore Heuss, to London.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE: Royal carriages driving in for State Visit of President Heuss of Germany.
CARS Flashback showing one of the first motor cars, & King Edward VII's car in 1907
CHURCHES & CHAPELS Interior & exterior shots of St. Clement Danes in the Strand & the bell tower.
EDINBURGH DUKE OF (PRINCE PHILIP) With the Queen at Victoria Station to greet President Heuss on arrival for State Visit; inspects Guard of Honour of 2nd Btn. Scots Guards; State Drive; at B'ham Palace with Queen & President; with Queen at St. Clement Danes for re-dedication service.
EDWARD, VII LATE KING OF ENGLAND Flashbacks showing his car, in State carriage with Kaiser Wilhelm, & with Queen Alexandra.
ELIZABETH II, QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Greets President Heuss on arrival at Victoria Station for State Visit; State Drive; C/U with President at B'ham Palace; arrival with Philip for re-dedication service at St. Clement Danes; procession in church.
GERMANY October, 1958. State Visit to London of German President, Dr. Theodore Heuss. Band plays Nat. Anthem.
GRAVES President Heuss lays wreath on tomb of Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey; flashbacks to war graves of 1914.
GUARD OF HONOUR President Heuss & Prince Philip inspect Guard of Honour of 2nd Btn., Scots Guards, at Victoria Station.
HEUSS THEODORE DR. State Visit to London, Oct. 1958. Greeted at Victoria Stn. by Queen, Prince Philip & members of Royal Family; State Drive; at B'ham Palace with Queen & Philip; Lays wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey; hands cheque for GBP5000 to Provost of Coventry Cathedral at St. James's Palace; driving down the Strand past St. Clement Danes, past St. Paul's; at Lord Mayor's reception at Guildhall; receives Address of Welcome.
HINDENBURG, PRESIDENT. Shot of - among flashbacks recalled during 1958 State Visit of German President, Dr. Theodore Heuss, to London.
HITLER Flashbacks of in "The Queen & the Germans" - state visit to London of German President, Dr. Theodor Heuss.
HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE Escorting Queen, Philip & President Heuss in State Drive from Victoria Station to B'ham Palace. Oct. '58.
KAISER WILHELM Flashback - C.U. of....
LONDON Elevated shots of London seen in "The Queen & the Germans" State Visit of President Heuss; State Drive - leaving Victoria Station, thro' Admiralty Arch, up the Mall & into B'ham Palace.
LORD MAYOR OF LONDON Presents casket containing Address of Welcome to President Heuss at Guildhall reception.
THE MALL. View of the Royal procession during State Drive on President Heuss's visit to London. 1958.
RELIGIOUS & PROCESSIONS Procession, with Queen & Prince Philip, entering St. Clement Danes Church for re-dedication service. Oct. 1958.
ST CLEMENTS DANES Interior shots of bell tower; as bells ring; pan up shots of exterior; arrival of Queen for re-dedication service; triple knock at West Door by Bishop of London; interior views of church, & procession.
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL Dome of seen in State Visit to London of Pres. Heuss.
VICTORIA STATION. State Visit of President Heuss of Germany; Greeted on arrival by Queen & Prince Philip; inspects Guard of Honour of 2nd Btn. Scots Guards. Exterior shots of station.
WESTMINSTER ABBEY President Heuss lays wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier during his 1958 State Visit.
Royalty; Queen Elizabeth II; Germany; WWII, Second World War, Anglo-German relations, Nazi, post-war reconstruction
Background: For the first time in 50 years a German head of state visits Britain: Doctor Theodore Heuss (President of Federal Republic of Germany) greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Flashbacks to events central to relationship between UK and Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm visit, World Wars, Adolf Hitler, the Blitz, rebuilding of London.