• Short Summary

    General Dwight Eisenhower's official visit to Edinburgh.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Eisenhower's Scottish Diary".

    Edinburgh, Scotland.

    L/S of Prince's Street. General view of the crowd assembled in the interior of Usher Hall. M/S of General Dwight D. Eisenhower receiving the freedom of the city from Lord Provost Sir John Falconer. Eisenhower gives speech praising Scottish soldiers efforts during WW2. L/S of a section of the huge audience watching the ceremony, clapping and cheering. M/S of Eisenhower waving to the crowd as he leaves the Hall with Sir John and enters waiting car. Elevated shot of crowd surging into the street to crowd round Eisenhowers car as it drives through the streets. Edinburgh castle can be faintly seen in the background.

    M/S of Eisenhower laying wreath on Scottish-American war memorial in West Prices Street. He salutes the wreath. Various shots of people standing in silence around memorial as Scottish bagpipers sound the Lament. War memorial is statue of young soldier. M/S of Eisenhower walking away from memorial chatting with war veteran, he tips his hat at cheering crowd.

    Low angled shot of clock tower. M/S of Eisenhower party walking around grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Panoramic view of city from castle. M/S of Eisenhower with wife and son (Captain John Eisenhower?) celebrating christening of Lord and Lady Tedder's son.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:33:00 / 01:26:38:00

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