• Short Summary

    Colour item about crown jewels at Tower of London.

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    This is a colour item.

    No title. The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

    Various L/Ss of the Tower of London. M/S people walking through gates.

    Interior shot showing ground floor of new jewel house with some regalia on show in large glass cabinets. C/U enormous gold wine cooler. M/S state trumpets and order of India. Various shots maces and sword of state.

    Top view two wardens going down steps to lower vaults where more precious jewels are kept. They walk towards vault doors, doff their hats and stand before Major General Sitwell, Keeper of the Jewels and Mr. Eric Bedford, Chief Architect. The wardens turn large handles to unlock vault doors and walk into vault.

    L/S inside vaults showing glass cabinets where jewels are displayed. M/S Coronation jewels. C/U ampulla and spoon. C/U orb. C/U cross and orb. Panning C/U jewel studded handle of the sceptre. C/U ditto. C/U golden spurs. C/U golden bracelets. L/S various crowns on display. M/S Queen Mary's crown. C/U showing large diamond in Queen Mary's crown. M/S crown of India. C/U ditto. M/S Queen Victoria's crown. M/S Prince of Wales' crown. M/S St. Edward's crown. C/U ditto. M/S Imperial State crown. C/U ditto.

    M/S Queen Elizabeth II sitting on the throne in the House of Lords wearing Imperial State crown.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:39:00 / 01:07:10:00

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