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  • Short Summary

    Royal family and Churchill on VE Day then King and Queen visit East End of London.

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.


    Various close shots of the royal family - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret - on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Prime Minister Winston Churchill on VE Day - 8 May 1945. The camera is on balcony too, or pretty near it. Pan from the balcony to the enormous crowds outside the Palace.

    M/S of the royal car going out of the palace gates and through the crowds. We follow in a car behind. Tracking shots of the crowds waving and cheering.

    Several shots of the King and Queen visiting the East End of London. Crowds stand amid the bombed buildings and rubble and cheer them. Several shots of the royals chatting to locals as they are accompanied on their walkabout by the Mayor. Some people seem to be singing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:14:00 / 01:47:21:00
    UN 1179 C

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