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    The Queen Mother unveils statue of Captain John Smith. St. Mary-le-Bow, London.

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    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother unveils a statue of Captain John Smith founder of Jamestown, Virginia. St. Mary-le-Bow. London.

    MS Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother standing in front of microphone surrounded by people including the Lord Mayor Sir Edmund Stockdale. Two MS's of the group standing round foot of the statue of Captain John Smith. LS crowds lining balcony watching the unveiling. MS slight pan with the Queen Mother and Lord Mayor as they step down from the unveiling platform.

    MS of crowd with pikemen in foreground. Angle shots of the statue to John Smith. LS of the statue with various personalities around the base. Various shots of the statue. CU of inscription on the statue. Back view of the statue with the spire of St. Mary-le-Bow which is surrounded by scaffolding in background. MS two pikemen. MS VIP's looking on. Various shots of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress being presented to representative from Jamestown, Virginia. CU section of audience.

    MS pan with Queen Mother and Lord Mayor as they meet representatives of Jamestown and return to platform. CU Queen Mother looking towards camera. LS of the Queen Mother and others seated on rostrum. LS of the rostrum with the Lord Mayor speaking, into microphone. LS pan with the Queen Mother as she goes towards the statue and performs the unveiling ceremony. MS Queen Mother talking to Lord Mayor of London.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:06:00 / 01:41:59:00
    UN 3419 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    The date of the unveiling was 31 October 1960.

    More information on the statue, and some photos, can be found here.....

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  2. Wesleythebestly says

    My grandfather was in this video along with George Hill and the other members of the Jamestown Foundation. So happy to find this! Could not find current link to above.

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