• Short Summary

    A statue of Queen Elizabeth II is unveiled in Lagos, Africa.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NIGERIA - ROYAL STATUE UNVEILED".

    Lagos, Africa.

    General view in front of the House of Representatives in Lagos, showing a statue of Queen Elizabeth II covered with a sheet. Beside the statue stands the Governor of Nigeria, Sir James Robertson. C/U of Sir James saluting. General view of the crowd. Nigerian policemen.

    The Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubaka Tafawa Balewa, makes a speech. Sir James unveils the statue, the covering starts to drop away and camera pans up to the statue of Queen Elizabeth II. Sir James salutes again, with the Prime Minister in the background. C/U of soldier saluting. Guard of Honour.

    The Prime Minister stands talking with an unidentified man, Sir James Robertson and Ben Enwonwu, the Nigerian sculptor. They look up at the statue. The Prime Minister chats to Enwonwu about the statue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1571.12
    Media URN:
    50429
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:55:00 / 01:15:45:00
    Canister:
    59/14

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