• Short Summary

    The Queen unveils a memorial at Runnymede to Commonwealth Airmen who died in the war.

  • Description

    Runnymede.

    LV Memorial. SV figures over arch. GV crowds in front of memorial awaiting Royals. SV Queen inspects R.A.F. Guard Of Honour followed by Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip and Duke of Gloucester. SV crowd. CU boy wearing medals. LV Queen walking up to mike to address the crowd. SCU Queen (natural sound): ..."It is fitting that those who rest in nameless graves should be remembered here... ............. At Runnymede for-fathers first planted seed of Liberty........to fight and die for its salvation."

    SV medalled man in crowd. LV Queen about to unveil. SCU R.A.F. (Royal Air Force, RAF) emblem being unveiled. LV Queen lays wreath, & CU. LV Crowd. SV Queen opens memorial door with memorial architect Edward Maufe. A.S. names on walls, & CU. SV Queen looking at names. CU R.C.A.F. Names. SV Queen Mother looking at memorial. CU Amy Johnson's name on memorial. GV crowds entering memorial to lay wreaths. SV people laying wreaths. CU small girl lays posy and GV of shrine. LV R.A.F. Guard of Honour around Shrine.

    (Lav.) (Orig. "F")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    122.25
    Media URN:
    28910
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:21:00 / 01:45:46:00
    Canister:
    53/81

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