Parade of historical costumes and battle re-enactments celebrating the Empire.
Wellington, New Zealand.
Title: "Empire History ... The Living Union JACK. 5,000 School children take part in unique Historical Pageant".
M/S of a procession of schoolchildren dressed in historical costumes - Vikings, soldiers from the Crusades and Roundheads. High angled shot of the parade, it passes a row of white tents pitched in a field. M/S of part of the parade including a boy or girl in a white plumed hat on a white horse. M/S of children dressed as Roundheads, Cavaliers and Red Coats.
Panning L/S of a crowd of children moving across a field, they are led by a line of girls and boys holding hands. Various high angled L/Ss of the crowds of children assembling themselves into the shape of a gigantic Union Jack flag, the children all wave simultaneously. L/S of a folk dancing display, a large crowd watches, mountains loom in the distance. Panning L/S of the crowd sitting in the field watching the festivities.
M/S of a group of smartly dressed people, one man encourages the women in front of the camera. M/S of a Medieval Knight on horseback. Various shots of schoolchildren in costume parading around the ground. M/S of a group of young people in various costumes, including 'Boadicea'('Boudicca'). M/S of a group of young people in waistcoats and caps - folk dancers?
M/S of 'Elizabeth I' and her ladies in waiting. C/U of woman dressed as Queen Elizabeth I. Various shots of the 'Queen' taking a seat on a throne on a raised platform, her ladies in waiting curtsy. M/S of Elizabethan pages playing a bugle fanfare. Various shots of knights on horseback passing the throne. C/U of 'Elizabeth' on the throne. Various shots of a jousting competition. M/S of Knights and pages parading past. M/S of the 'Queen' and ladies in waiting passing.
Parade celebrating the Empire. M/S of Roundheads parading past. Panning shot of a group of Red Coat soldiers. Various shots of the Red Coats marching and saluting a flag. Various shots of Roundheads firing a canon. M/S of a tank driving past. More shots of the crowd forming a Union Jack shape. More shots of the historical costume parade, including contemporary nurses and soldiers.