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  • Short Summary

    Queen Mother opens King George VI memorial centre in Bulawayo and tours Rhodesia.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in Bulawayo - opening of King George VI memorial centre. Southern Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe).

    MS car arriving at entrance. LS from behind audience as Queen Mother finishes her speech. MS Queen Mother entering treatment room containing Hubbard Bath. Various shots Queen Mother wearing gloves pushing ball in bath of water towards child, the child kicks the ball. MS Queen Mother speaking to another patient (child in swing supports) in exercise room. MS Queen Mother in same room talking to another child.

    MS Queen Mother walking across lawn between buildings of centre. MS as she talks to child in classroom. MS Queen Mother entering classroom for deaf and dumb children. CU as she talks to deaf and dumb child. MS Queen Mother outside entrance to administration building, she talks to Boy Scout (polio victim) in wheelchair before leaving centre. MS children waving as Queen Mother's car goes past. MS Queen Mother getting out of car and shaking hands with Mr Justice Beadle, Chairman of the Centre Committee. MS disabled girl presenting bouquet to Queen Mother. MS audience. Various shots Queen Mother delivering speech. MS Queen Mother unveiling plaque commemorating the ceremony.

    CU's Queen Mother talking to children in classroom. MS assembled African dancers and Chiefs. LS car driving up. Various shots Queen Mother being escorted past VIP's by the Governor of Southern Rhodesia. MS Queen Mother taking her seat on the dais. Various shots dancers performing in front of Queen Mother. MS's as Chiefs present Queen Mother with gift of fire screen. MS's as Queen Mother presents blankets to chief. MS's Queen Mother presenting medal to Chief. Various shots Sentinel on top of granite Kopje overlooking indaba, he raises spear to give signal for the 'Bayete'. MS car drawing up. MS Queen Mother inspecting Guard of Honour mounted by 1st battalion the King's African Rifles. MS of her on dais watching African dancers. MS Queen Mother giving speech. MS presenting blankets and medals again.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:40:00 / 01:28:47:00
    UN 2989 B

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