Pathe takes a look back over the events of 1951.
Full title reads: "Pathe News Reviews 1951".
Intertitle reads: "The Festival Year - A year of promise and disappointment, triumph and disaster, joy and anxiety such was - Britain's Festival Year".
SV Pan, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Royal party walking towards Dome of Discovery. SV King and Queen greet Clement Attlee and Winston Churchill. CU Foreign dignitaries. SV Queen Mary in wheel chair. SV King, Queen and Attlee. LV People walking through turnstiles with umbrellas. CU signpost 'River Walk' etc. SV Back view, man and woman walking through puddle. GV Pigeons being released in Battersea park. CU Drum major heading 1,000 pipers through Edinburgh, Scotland. SV pipers marching. VS Performers at National Eisteddfod in Wales.
GV Aerial, Avonmouth oil fire. (Disasters super-sub.) SV Firemen fighting blazing tank. LV Two submarines at sea on Affray search. CU Officer looking through binoculars. LV Smoke-float riding waves. CU Sea. GV Weedon train smash, pan, SV Wrecked coaches.
LV Towards, horses taking jumps in Grand National (Sports) sub. LV Towards and pan, the winner passing post. SV Royal party in paddock, at Epsom. CU Pan, Gordon Richards riding out. CU Mr Ley On. LV finish of race. 'Nickel Coin' passes post. LV car race at Silverstone. LV Towards and pan, car crashing. LV People standing around Boxer Randolph Turpin's train. SV Towards and pan, Turpin looking out of window as train pulls out. VS Elevated, American motor cycle race in progress - with several crashes.
SV Vickers 4-jet Valiant bomber taking off at Farnborough. (Triumphs sub-title). LV Avro's Delta wing aircraft taking off. SV Crowd looking up. LV Delta wing twisting and turning over drome. CU Pilot Rickett in cockpit of altitude record Meteor. LV record breaking Meteor climbing. VS Canberra on record flight. VS Soldier demonstrating new 280 rifle. VS Fawley oil refinery. SV Giant grab. CU Pan, from cabin to jib of giant grab.
CU map of Iran. (World Affairs super.) GV Oil refinery at Abadan. LV Workers leaving refinery. LV Derrick amid hills, mountains and river. LV Pipeline winding over mountains. CU Premier Mossadegh. GV Police chasing rioters in Tehran. LV Top view, pan, rioters running from police. SV Mosque in Cairo. SV King Farouk. LV Ship proceeding through Suez Canal. SV Officers on bridge of ship. SV Ship proceeding through Canal. GV From ship of Canal. GV Troops in Egyptian village searching for arms. SV Soldier using mine detector to trace arms. SV Officer looking through case for arms. SV Three soldiers walking away from house. SV Officer leaving house. GV Egyptians in compound. SV Egyptians in compound, soldiers in foreground on guard. VS Troopship arriving at Liverpool, with Gloucesters aboard returning home from Korea. SV Houses of Parliament across river. VS Crowds in Trafalgar Square, on election night. SV Downing Street nameplate. VS Churchill and Eden arriving at Downing Street. SV Crowd. CU Harold Macmillan arriving. LV Crowd. CU Man and woman with child. CU closing door of No 10.
CU Princess Margaret (Royal Family super.) CU Margaret at 21. GV Crowds outside Buckingham Palace during King's illness. SV Pressmen awaiting bulletin. SV Pressmen's cameras on pavement. CU Paper with headline 'The King: Operation Today'. CU Clement Price-Thomas getting into car. SV Pressmen move forward to bulletin. LV Attendant fixing bulletin to palace railings. GV Crowd filing past bulletin. Montage of Princess Elizabeth's tour of Canada - Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Washington DC. SV Sandringham signpost at Wolferton. LV Wolferton. GV Through open gates. CU Pan, King walking in Sandringham. (Dupe.Neg.)