• Short Summary

    Despite recent bombings in Accra Queen Elizabeth II leaves for her trip to Ghana.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Queen goes to Ghana.

    Despite recent bombing the royal trip to Ghana goes ahead.

    L/S of market scene in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Various shots of colourful materials. Ladies walk across the road with baskets balanced on their heads, M/S as cars drive down the road. C/U showing advert for newspaper with leader - 'Bomb outrage on President's statue.' M/S of statue of President Kwame Nkrumah surrounded by scaffolding, C/U of the damaged feet which have been re-plastered.

    M/S as aeroplane flies over carrying Commonwealth Secretary Duncan Sandys who is coming to decide if the trip is safe. M/S of Accra airport, Sandys walks down the plane steps and is met by Ghanaian Foreign Secretary, photographs are taken as they walk along together. L/S of big arch with 'Freedom and Justice' engraved in the top. Various shots of Sandys with President Nkrumah, they walk along and look at the statue of the President now with its new feet. M/S of busy street scene, the President and Sandys travel the route of the proposed royal tour, a man dusts the ground in front of the President who gets into a car and waves at the crowds lining the street. M/S of Ghanian flags on the streets.

    M/S as the royal car draws up on a foggy morning in London. Various shots of a crowd of Ghanaians gathered to see the Queen off, they wave their flags. M/S of Queen Elizabeth II, she waves. A little Ghanian girl called Pearl presents orchids to the Queen and curtsies. M/S of a group of ministers including Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Earl of Scarborough the Lord Chamberlain. Various shots as she says goodbye to them all. M/S as she ascends the steps with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Macmillan waves to her. M/S royal standard on the plane. M/S of Macmillan and another man watching.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1211.01
    Media URN:
    70358
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:17:00 / 01:03:50:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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