• Description

    Title reads: "Guards Retreat".

    Buckingham Palace, London.

    L/S of Buckingham Palace. Various shots of Guardsmen on duty at Palace. Guard commander giving orders to the sentries, they leave their posts outside the Palace to take up new positions in the forecourt. Crowds of tourists watch. C/U of empty sentry box outside the Palace with a "To Let" notice on it.

    M/S two young children with paper hats and wooden swords marching up and down outside the Palace imitating the guards. C/U of the children's small dog (Yorkshire Terrier) tied to the railings watching.

    Men lower sentry box onto trolley to take it inside. Sentry box being taken through the Palace gates. L/S of battalion of guards marching from the barracks to Buckingham Palace. Guards march into the Palace forecourt. M/S crowd of boys looking through palace railings.

    M/S guards taking up their sentry positions inside Palace forecourt and being given orders by their commander. C/U boys looking through the railings. Shot looking through the railings at the sentries. Crowds of people looking through the Palace railings at the guards. M/S sentries on guard at their new positions in the Palace forecourt.

    C/U girl with camera taking pictures outside the Palace. M/S the girl's friend posing for the picture beside sentry on duty outside the Palace. C/U guard. M/S two schoolboys walking up to have a look at one of the sentries. C/U boys sticking their tongues out and making faces at the guard. C/U guard with a stern face. C/U boys making faces.

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    British Pathé
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    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:20:00 / 01:08:36:00
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  • Appears in...

    London 1950s-1970s Nadler
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