• Short Summary

    Queen Mother unveils memorial at Dunkirk, France.

  • Description

    Dunkirk, France.

    GV. Destroyer HMS 'Chieftain' coming alongside dock at Dunkirk with Queen Mother aboard. SV. French sailors form Guard of Honour. LV. Queen Mother stepping ashore followed by the Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. SV. Crowds watching. SV. Duke of Gloucester and General Ganeval representing President Coty with the Queen Mother as they walk past Guard of Honour. SV. Crowds applauding.

    SV. Pan, Queen Mother in car with General Ganeval, driving away from the quayside. AS. Dunkirk beaches. LV. Pan, showing line of headstones of Dunkirk graves. CU. Pan along graves. GV. Soldiers, sailors and airmen carrying large wreaths for the unveiling ceremony of the memorial. SV. British sailors. GV. Queen Mother arriving at the memorial and stepping out of car. SV. British Grenadier Guards. GV. The memorial showing the panels and Union Jacks prior to unveiling. GV. Massed congregation of relatives watching Queen Mother as she walks to the silver topped pavilion in the centre of the cemetery. SV. Top, congregation standing and removing hats. GV. Congregation standing, Queen Mother is about to unveil memorial. SV. Queen Mother standing under pavilion. Flags start to drop from panel. GV. Memorial with flags dropping. SV. Memorial, pan to Queen Mother looking at it. AS. Queen Mother talking to veterans of Dunkirk. GV. Queen Mother walking amongst the relatives and guests, & SV. SV. Queen Mother walking amongst relatives and smiling.

    (F/G & Neg.) (Orig. G)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:24:00 / 01:05:56:00

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