• Short Summary

    King rides in state to open a new parliamentary session.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "STEEL AND LORDS BATTLE OPENS".

    King's carriage leaving Buckingham Palace followed by Sovereign's escort of Household Cavalry. Closer shot of the carriage - Queen is seen through the window. Beefeaters entering the House of Lords to search vaults. Close up shot of Beefeater standard bearer talking to two Gentlemen at Arms. Guards officer, followed by King's Watermen carrying crown, enter House of Lords. Pan, M.P's car arriving at the House of Commons. Angle shot of Big Ben through railings of Commons.

    Follows a montage sequence of steel industry shots. Various shots of men at work inside steel foundry. Several shots of the cars on production line with men at work. Close up shot of a man welding. Several shots of the shipyard - ships on stocks.

    Close up shot of Ian Mikardo, M.P. for Reading, seated at desk, speaking on the Nationalisation of Steel (natural sound). He argues for nationalisation of the steel industry.

    Two King's Watermen holding maces outside House of Lords. Members of the African delegation outside House of Lords. Close up shot of peer and three peeresses talking. Peers and peeresses waiting outside House of Lords. Old peer walks across.

    Close up shot of Sir John Simon, ex-Chancellor, speaking (natural sound). He argues against nationalisation.

    King's carriage swinging down Whitehall. Guardsman on horseback saluting with sword. Pan with Royal coach and escort outside House of Lords. Long shot of Royal coach turning into House of Lords.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1440.21
    Media URN:
    46983
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:25:00 / 01:32:10:00
    Canister:
    48/87

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