• Short Summary

    Roosevelt Memorial unveiled at Grosvenor Square, London - Long version Record a.

  • Description

    This is the longer version of the story - short version also exists.

    Full title reads: "BRITAIN HONOURS A LOST FRIEND".

    Grosvenor Square, London.

    Personalities arriving at unveiling of Roosevelt's memorial. Panning close up shot of Mr Winston Churchill arriving. Panning shot of arrival of Britain's Prime Minster Clement Attlee and Mrs Attlee. Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, arriving. Guard of Honour. Close up shot of Mrs Roosevelt being greeted by officials. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent with children, Princes Edward and Michael and Princess Alexandra. Towards and pan, Royal family walking past camera - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), and Princess Margaret. Long shot of the statue with flag on. King walking onto dais and shakes hands with Mrs Roosevelt.

    Long shot of the ceremony - start of natural sound. Present join St. Paul's choir in singing 'The Lord is my Shepherd.' Panning shot from statue along gathering. Crowd watching. Royal family on dais singing. King delivers speech (natural sound). People watching from roof. King speaking. People watching from windows. King finishes his speech. He talks about greatness of President Roosevelt and his legacy.

    Guard of Honour. King leading Mrs Roosevelt to statue for unveiling. King and Mrs Roosevelt walk up steps to statue. Guard of Honour presenting arms. Big general view, Mrs Roosevelt unveils statue. American National Anthem is played. General view of the Ceremony. Close up shot of the statue, end of National Anthem. King lays wreath on base of statue. Top view, King and Mrs Roosevelt walk back to dais.

    Top view, members of cabinet watching. American Ambassador, Lewis Douglas, speaking (natural sound). Side view of statue. American Ambassador speaking. He thanks the King and Britain in the name of the people of America. Crowd watching from roof. Ambassador ends speech. Choir singing battle hymn of the republic. Pan, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr G. Fisher, walking up to statue. Royal family on dais singing. Close up shot of the statue. Buglers playing Reveille. Crowd on roof. Buglers playing reveille. Queen and Mrs Roosevelt looking at statue. Back view, royal family looking at statue. Pan up statue. Side view , Royal Family looking at statue. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh looking at statue. Mr Churchill looking at statue. Angle shot of statue.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:32:00 / 01:22:59:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The unveiling took place on 12 April 1948.

    Some more information about the statue, and some photos, can be found here....


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