• Short Summary

    Documentary film covering the Queen's visit to Ghana and West Africa.

  • Description

    Continued from previous reel. Queen Elizabeth II on visit to Ghana and West Africa.

    01:47:52 Freetown, Sierra Leone. Boats are rowed out to sea. Many are decorated with Union Jack flags. They forming a regatta for Royal yacht Britannia. Guns fire royal salute. Shots of men brushing red carpet and women waiting. Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh come down gangplank. Shots of local dignitaries and presentation of flowers. Queen and Duke drive off in open car.

    01:50:08 Queen visits village. Shots of children grinding maize. Queen is shown local crafts including cloth making. Queen and Philip watch men thatch a hut roof. Men play traditional game of tops. Shots of women cooking and men carving ivory.

    01:51:54 Queen visits men working open cast diamond mine. They sing while they work. They sift gravel in streams. Queen looks on with interest. CU as a diamond is found. Shots of woman having hair combed and men playing drums. The men wear feathers in their hair. Shots of a stilt walker.

    01:53:30 Tribal Durbar at Bo (sp?). Crowds gather and Queen and Philip are driven around in Land Rover. People in costume dance. Queen and Philip laugh at the dancing. MS of African woman wearing comedy crown. More shots of traditional dancing. Nice CU of man drinking from spout of tea pot. Chiefs parade - they are carried in hammocks. Chiefs go up to pay respects. More shots of drumming.

    01:55:45 Travel shots from boat on visit to the Gambia. Shots of ruins of James Island - a British stronghold in Africa and former slave port. Queen in summer frock wanders the ruins. Queen opens session of the Sierra Leone parliament. Queen and Prince meet priest and go into St. George's cathedral, Freetown. Shots of people cheering. Various shots of African people. Voiceover of Queen's speech to African people. Ends with credits. - Produced by Terry Ashwood.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1221.04
    Media URN:
    70433
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:10:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:52:00 / 01:58:51:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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