• Short Summary

    Mr Attlee and Prince Philip greet Lord and Lady Mountbatten on their return from India.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MOUNTBATTEN RETURNS".

    Heathrow / Northold ?

    Indian guard of honour lined up at Heathrow Airport. Pan over to Lord Mountbatten's York aircraft touching down. Close up shot of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Naval uniform looking on, talking to someone off screen. Prince Philip greeting Lady Mountbatten. Close up shot of Lord Louis Mountbatten in civilian clothes being greeted. Pan, officer going forward to greet Lord Mountbatten. He halts, Lord Mountbatten raises hat and moves off to inspect guard of honour. Lady Mountbatten and Prime Minister, Mr Clement Attlee looking on. Lord Mountbatten inspecting Guard of Honour. He has a word with rating. Mr Attlee and Lady Mountbatten looking on. Back view, Lord Mountbatten facing battery of newsreel cameras. Lord Mountbatten makes a statement (natural sound). He express the pleasure to be home but says that he and his family where extremely sad to leave India. John Parsons interviews Lord Mountbatten (natural sound). Parsons asks him if the rumours that his next post will be Moscow. Lord Mountbatten replies that he has no idea what his next post will be... if any...

    Note: Commentary for this issue states that Lord Mountbatten arrives at Heathrow Airport while old records and Cameraman's Dope Sheet state that he arrives at Northold.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:32:00 / 01:27:49:00

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