• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh visits Pacific Islands on Royal Yacht Britannia.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Pacific Isles Hail Duke".

    Pacific Islands.

    Various shots from Royal Yacht Britannia of ship HMNZS Rotoiti approaching. Angle shot, radar working on Britannia. C/U Rotoiti with Royal Standard flying. Panning C/U Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) returning to Britannia from Rotoiti by Jack-stay (rope slide).

    Various shots people of Busa island in canoes. Duke is greeted on landing platform. Various shot Duke touring island, he sees shell money being made by islanders. G/V Duke leaving Busa.

    G/V approaching island of Auki along Langa Langa Lagoon. Islanders gathered round football field. Duke waves from pavilion. Mass of islanders waving Union Jacks. G/V traditional dance in progress on football field.

    G/V island of Vaitupu. Panning C/U Duke being carried ashore in large canoe. Various shots traditional dancers presenting gifts of mats to Duke. Various shots Duke being carried ceremonial chair surrounded by women dancers from Gilbert and Ellice Islander.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1577.01
    Media URN:
    50559
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:02:34:00
    Canister:
    59/32

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