• Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth visits Portsmouth to open two military buildings.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathe News Special".

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    VS of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) arriving at Portsmouth station and being met by the Lord Mayor. VS of Princess inspecting guard of honour and receiving bouquet. GV Exterior Nuffield centre Service Club. VS Princess arrives at new hall for service men donated by Lord Nuffield. SV Princess Elizabeth being greeted by Lord Nuffield, a woman and Admiral Power. CU Flag-covered plaque. SV Princess unveiling plaque. SV Plaque. SV Princess signing visitors book. VS of Princess making a short speech opening the club.

    GV Exterior Connaught Drill Hall. SV Princess walking forward, shakes hands with officer of Portsmouth. SV Princess taking key from casket. Inserts key in door and after a little difficulty opens door. SV Trumpeters playing fanfare. CU Main gates of drill hall open. Princess and others enter. LV Pan Princess walking towards dais. SV Soldiers looking on. LV Officer asking Princess to unveil memorial. Princess rises from seat, walks towards mike. She says: "I unveil this memorial to officers and men of this regiment who gave their lives for King and country in the South African war and the two world wars". (Princess unveils plaque). CU Plaque. SV Provost taking flag and handing it to officer, who about turns and hands it to ensign, steps back and salutes. SV Princess looking on. SV Pan to back view Colours being marched down drill hall to mess.

    (Lav.) (Orig.D.) (Special For Portsmouth) Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:47:00 / 01:51:56:00
    51/59 (Special For Portsmouth)

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