• Short Summary

    Princess Alexandra tours Thailand and Burma.

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    Full title reads: "Princess in Thailand and Burma - Technicolor"

    Princess Alexandra tours Thailand and Burma.

    L/S of temple in Bangkok, various shots of it with ornate carvings. M/S of Imperial palace of Thailand. Princess Alexandra walks along with members of the royal house. Various shots of two monks, C/U of one. M/S of Princess Alexandra standing outside oriental arches on a temple. M/S of solid gold Buddha inside. The Princess emerges from the temple. Various shots of the ornate decorations. She chats with a woman. Ladies perform traditional dances for the Princess. M/S of someone taking a photograph. C/U of the dancers' hands which have long curled golden nails. Various shots of the nail extensions.

    L/S of war cemetery at Burma, M/S of the graves. Princess Alexandra gets out of her car, people clap and wave. C/U of young woman smiling. The Princess places a wreath next to the cross made of sleepers in memory of those who died building the Burma-Siam railway. M/S of the cross and inscription of the regiments. Sir Philip Hay, who is accompanying the Princess, and is also a veteran of Burma, looks around the site. C/U of one inscription on a grave. L/S of Buddhist pagoda, various shots as Princess Alexandra walks along barefoot as footwear is not allowed. A woman prays on the ground. The Princess looks up at the ornate carvings. Various shots as she walks along chatting.

    Cataloguer's Note: There is a version of this in the Docs material - that may be a better transfer - MD.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:34:00 / 01:18:43:00

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