• Short Summary

    Footage of Queen Elizabeth II's continuing tour of India.

  • Description

    Queen Goes Eastwards. India.

    Several shots of the Durgapur Steel Works. Various shots of the Queen Elizabeth II being driven up to the works accompanied by the Minister of Steel. Shots of massed crowds cheering. The Queen greets workers if the steel works. L/S of the Queen waving from open topped car.

    L/Ss of the Car with queen being driven along streets of Calcutta from the airport towards the Raj Bhavan. Huge crowds along streets. L/Ss of the police struggling to close the main gates of the palace because of the crowds.

    The Queen arrives at an agricultural fair by car with the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip). M/S Interior of building as Queen and party enter to inspect and view models and scenes of village life in India. L/S of model of village life in India. M/S of models showing woman milking cow. The Queen and party inspect more models.

    Various shots of the Queen attending a horse racing went at Calcutta race course ground. The Queen watches race form grandstand. Shots of race in progress which includes jockeys Lester Piggott and Walter Swinburn. M/Ss of the Queen presenting large cup to the winning owner Mrs Billimoria.

    L/S of the exterior of the Marble Victoria Memorial. C/U of the Queen and Duke arriving in car. C/U of Indian woman. Other shots of large crowds. Several shots of Queen and Duke walking round building.

    Cataloguer's note: Cuts exist for this item in Technicolor on same tape.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1712.08
    Media URN:
    53198
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:16:00 / 01:14:14:00
    Canister:
    61/16

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