• Short Summary

    Queen and Prince Philip visit India.

  • Description

    This item is shot in Technicolor.

    Several shots of the giant steelworks complex in India. People running. Red fumes surging from a long chimney. Large crowd cheering Queen Elizabeth II as she drives in car to visit the factory. She is accompanied by the Minister for Steel and Mines. Queen and Minister leave car, Queen shakes hands with several men who work in the factory. Large crowd of workers cheering. Queen and Minister leave in car.

    Queen driving in the open car through packed streets of Calcutta. Mass crowd cheering the Queen on way to Governor's residence. Police pushing the crowd back as the Queen's car enters the grounds of the residence, the gate closes behind.

    Various shots of the crowds at National Agriculture Fair. Police pushing crowd and the Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, arrive to fair in a car. Queen and Duke being escorted around the fair. Various scenes of Indian agricultural life on display.

    Long shot of Victoria Memorial. Queen and Duke arriving to Memorial, large crowd seen around. Close up shot of the Monument of Queen Victoria. Queen drives off after visiting memorial, Indian woman with her in her car.

    Several shots of the Calcutta race course with crowds milling around waiting for the races to start. Main race is the Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Several shots of the horses being paraded in paddock before the race, people watching. Jockeys on horseback getting ready for the horses. Queen watching from royal box. Start of the race, horses are off. Various shots of the race and the audience (including Queen) watching. Winning horse after the race. Queen presents the Cup to the winner's owner, wife of Calcutta businessman. The two shake hands, Prince Philip looking on.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:09:00 / 01:19:12:00

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