• Short Summary

    Royal Marines are granted freedom of the city of Portsmouth by Lord Mayor and Prince Philip.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'PORTSMOUTH - POMPNEY MAKES MARINES "FREE"'.

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    General view of Royal Marines presenting arms at Eastney Barracks. A crowd of people watch. The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) inspects the men, accompanied by AC Blake, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, as commentator explains the city is "conferring its freedom upon the corps".

    The Duke is introduced to veterans including Lieutenant John Porteous. He then meets Lieutenant General Sir Lewis Halliday, oldest surviving holder of the VC in the Naval Service. The Duke is presented with the 'Freedom Casket' by the Mayor as a crowd of people look on.

    Various shots of the marines marching through the city of Portsmouth. The Duke takes the salute outside the Guildhall.

    Press handout on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1581.20
    Media URN:
    50681
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:12:00 / 01:52:27:00
    Canister:
    59/40

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