Sir Cuthbert Ackroyd, Lord Mayor of London, on tour of Rome. Italy.
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Lord Mayor of London Sir Cuthbert Ackroyd on second day of his visit to Rome, Italy.
Various shots Lord Mayor's car with police escort. MS Sir Cuthbert being helped on with overcoat. LS Lord Mayor being greeted at foot of steps of Piazza Venezia by General Bonerba and other military officials, and walking up steps. MS wreath being carried up steps and placed against memorial, Lord Mayor walks forward and touches it. Various shots Sir Cuthbert, General Bonerba, and others standing in front of Memorial. LS as they walk away down steps. Various shots of Sir Cuthbert's arrival at main monuments of Rome and of him being shown round. MS as he bends down to stroke little kitten.
Various shots of him stood in front of Colosseum. LS cars driving towards camera away from Colosseum. MS of Sir Cuthbert sitting on wall looking over Gianicolo Hill, waving and laughing. Various shots as he walks through gates of cemetery accompanied by various officials. MS of wreath being held up by two militants.
Various shots Lord Mayor walking up to Memorial, accompanied by Sir James Miller, Mr Glenny, and the Mayor's sword bearer Mr Boston. MS of Memorial to Unknown Soldier. MS of Sir Cuthbert placing small wreath on top of Memorial and of two militants placing big wreath against it. MS as Lord Mayor walks towards Memorial and stands there for a while. Various shots as he walks amongst graves and bends down to read inscription written on one of them.