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  • Short Summary

    Herbert Morrison unveils statue of Field Marshal Jan Smuts. Parliament Square, London.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Statue of Field Marshal Jan Smuts is unveiled in Parliament Square. London.

    MS of the assembly seated. CU Lady Eden stepping out of car. CU Herbert Morrison arriving. MS of crowd watching. CU side view Morrison speaking. MS Morrison unveiling statue. CU of South African flag flying in the background.

    CU of wording on stone at base of statue. CU side view of Lady Clementine Churchill and Lady Eden looking at statue. CU of General Smuts' daughter Mrs C Bancroft Clark looking at statue. CU pan to her three daughters. CU statue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2838.25
    Media URN:
    82688
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1956
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:20:00 / 01:49:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 2909 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The date of the unveiling was 7 November 1956.

    The shots lists currently says that "Herbert Morrison" is the man performing the unveiling, however it's actually Speaker of the House of Commons William Morrison (W. S. Morrison).

  2. jamied says

    There's further footage of the unveiling in clip 2838.21.

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