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    Various shots of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) visiting Coventry's industrial exhibition, viewing the gutted Coventry Cathedral, and laying a foundation stone.

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    MS Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and the Mayor of Coventry looking at Humber cars in the industrial exhibition. MS Elizabeth and the Mayor walking round the exhibition. (4 shots). LS Inside the gutted Coventry Cathedral, pan from spire. MS and CU Elizabeth being received by a clergyman. LS The Princess's party view inside the gutted cathedral. CU. Elizabeth laying first stone of the new shopping centre. (4 shots). MS Elizabeth leaving rostrum with the Mayor. MS Walking across green to lay foundation stone. LS High shot of the new shopping centre with crowds viewing ceremony. CU. Elizabeth, accompanied by the Mayor talking to 99-year-old woman. (2 shots). CU. Back view Elizabeth talking to clergy, in ruins of bombed cathedral. CU. Elizabeth with clergyman. MS Pan from cathedral to Elizabeth walking in the interior of gutted cathedral. CU. Full screen pane-less windows of the church. CU. Elizabeth with clergy. MS Elizabeth and others looking at a memorial stone in the cathedral, which has a book on it. (2 shots). MS The clergymen and Elizabeth looking up at the windows of the cathedral. MS Elizabeth examining a relic from the cathedral. MS The party looking at the altar, pan to the altar. LS Pan down from a spire to the platform at the inauguration ceremony. LS. Side view Elizabeth speaking from the platform. LS Pan of crowds watching showing policemen in front. LS High shot of the scene. LS High shot of the new shopping centre site. CU. Elizabeth inspecting a naval guard of honour. CU. Elizabeth looking at naval mascot, a cockerel. MS Elizabeth walking across the green to lay the foundation stone. CU. Elizabeth laying the stone. (3 shots). MS The mayor chatting to Elizabeth. MS Elizabeth looking at exhibits in the industrial exhibition. (7 shots). CU. Elizabeth and the mayor walking to and entering car. (3 shots). MS Elizabeth drawing up in a car. CU. She alights and is received by the mayor. CU. Elizabeth and mayor. MS Elizabeth walking to and shaking hands with an officer of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.. MS She inspects men of the regiment. MS Shaking hands with Lewis Silkin, Minister of Town and Country Planning, on rostrum. MS She shakes hands with the Burgomaster of Arnhem, C.G. Master. CU. Elizabeth and Mayor seated on rostrum. MS Elizabeth and Mayor standing on rostrum. LS Crowd scene, police in foreground. LS Pan across car exhibition. CU. Elizabeth pan down to plough. LS Exhibition. CU School children cheering and waving flags at the crowd barrier. CU Aircraft jet engine. LS Elizabeth looking at a load shifting machine. MS and CU Elizabeth and an official. MS Exhibition scene. CU "The Kiddies Tricycle" exhibit. MS Model of proposed new shopping centre.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:31:00 / 01:46:32:00
    UN 1942 C

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