• Short Summary

    The people of Gibraltar decide to remain a British Colony.

  • Description

    Happy to be British.

    L/S of London airport. L/S of B.O.A.C. (British Overseas Airways Company). M/S of Sir Joshua. Hassan and Mr Isola on the tarmac. C/U Sir Joshua (Chief member of the Legislative Council) . M/S the two men. L/S Gibraltar. Various shots of the town. M/S of sailors walking towards the camera. M/S of the flower sellers. M/S of girl looking in shop window. C/Us of watches in shop window. L/S of the main street. C/U of street name 'Paradise Ramp'. L/S of the town and harbour. L/S of the tip of the rock. Various shots of the Apes.

    L/S of water cachements. L/S looking towards Spain. L/S Fence at frontier. M/S of Spanish guards checking passports. M/S of Spaniards streaming through. L/S road near the check point of the rock in the background. C/U sign 'Welcome to Gibraltar'. L/S of the harbour and docks. L/S of British ship tied up. L/S of the aircraft carrier 'Eagle'. L/S of girls entering factory owned by Sir Peter Russo. Shots of the girls at work on sewing machines. Several shots of Gibraltar. Plane taxiing on runway. C/Us of girls waving. M/S of Sir Joshua and Mr Isola descending from aircraft. C/U of Sir Joshua shaking hands with officials. C/U of banner. M/S of Sir Peter Russo and Sir Joshua walking towards camera, C/U of Mr Isola with his wife walking towards camera. Shot of banner reading: 'WELCOME HOME, WELL DONE."

    Shots of crowds marching through streets with banners. A banner reads, 'WITH BRITAIN WE STAY'. More shots of massed crowds. L/S of block of flats with Union Jacks flying. Various similar shots. Shots of Sir Joshua and Mr Isola addressing the crowd. L/S of the Hassan talking to other dignitaries on the lawn of the Government Secretariat. C/U of Mr Hassan. M/S of other member of the government. Several similar shots. L/S of the rock of Gibraltar.

    Cataloguer's note: Longer version of item 'Happy to be British' 64/84 - Special.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:38:00 / 01:45:15:00

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