• Short Summary

    American ambassador unveils Sir Walter Raleigh statue + new tyre with removable treads.

  • Description

    Title reads: "News in Flashes".


    C/U American Ambassador, John Hay Whitney arriving at Air Ministry Building in Whitehall to unveil the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh, he is greeted by Lord Baillieu. C/U Lord Hailsham (aka Quentin Hogg). C/U Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd standing with Lord Mayor Sir Harold Gillett. M/S Whitney and Lord Baillieu standing on the platform in front of the statue. C/U Whitney speaking. C/U disabled war hero Group Captain Bader standing in the crowd. M/S Whitney ending speech and walking towards statue. G/V Whitney pulling cord and unveiling statue. C/U Whitney looking at the statue. C/U statue. C/U head and shoulders of statue.

    Intertitle: "London".

    C/U mechanic in white coat taking wheel off car and walking past camera. C/U mechanic putting the wheel onto bench. C/U mechanic's hand undoing the valve on the tyre and letting the air out. C/U tyre, workman's hand comes into picture: the treads of the tyre are removable once tyre has been deflated. C/U mechanic's hand holding handful of tungsten studs. He pushes the studs into a groove between middle treat and outer tread. C/U mechanic. C/U tyre being revolved to show the studs in position on the tyre - the studs help stop cars skidding on icy roads. The tyre has been developed by an Italian firm Pirelli.

    Note: last part of "News in Flashes" (about model planes in Prague) has been catalogued on separate record. See film id 1599.11.

    Note: press release about statue and confidential press release from Pirelli on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:13:00 / 01:19:30:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The unveiling of Raleigh's statue in Whitehall took place on 28 October 1959.

    It was moved and re-erected in Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College, being unveiled for the second time on 20 December 2001.

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