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Full title reads: "THE WEEK THAT WELCOMED 1948".
WEST WARWICKSHIRE FARMERS' HUNT
Long shot, as title fades out, of horse and hounds gathering in the courtyard of an inn. Mounted huntsmen are handed drinks by the landlord. Good low angle shot of a young man drinking on horseback. Young girl taking food from a tray handed up to her by a chef. Long shot of the hunters and dogs before the hunt. Long shot of master of the pack, hunters and the hounds moving along the street. Tudor buildings on either side. Various long shots of the huntsmen moving slowly across open country. Farmers looking on. Riders moving leisurely across open ground. Several shots of some of them cantering along. A long string of horses moving over a ploughed field at sunset. The hounds joining the master of the pack after foraging at the roadside. (01:26:31)
SWEDEN CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF KING GUSTAV'S CORONATION
High angle long shot of a wide flagged road with an imposing building at the far end (possibly Stockholm cathedral) taken from a balcony which can be seen in the foreground. Royal Palace guards marching in the palace yard. Spectators waiting to see King Gustav arriving to the cathedral. A policeman is seen in front of them. King Gustav shaking hands with the conductor of a choir which sings at celebration service in the cathedral. Children waving to the King. King waves to the crowd before re-entering his car - presumably after the service. Police saluting as he drives off. King's car passes lined up soldiers in the palace yard. Soldiers carry a dipped flag. (01:27:17)
ITALY'S EX-KING VICTOR EMANUEL DIES IN EXILE IN ALEXANDRIA
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Close up shot of former Italy's King Victor Emanuel in uniform. King Victor Emanuel boarding a ship from barge - an officer follows him (possibly General Italo Balbo?). King Victor Emanuel reviewing troops in Alexandria, he salutes as he walks along line of soldiers. Close up shot of the King looking on. King Victor Emanuel and dictator Benito Mussolini (Il Duce). Several shots of the large crowds and troops on square cheering. King waving from balcony. He is talking to a bearded officer - believe Balbo. (01:28:00)
Note in the old file: Died in Egypt 28 December 1947 aged 78. Title whilst in exile - Count of Pollenzo.
KING MICHAEL OF RUMANIA AND PRINCESS ANNE OF BOURBON-PARMA ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED
Close up shot of King Michael of Rumania playing with his Alsatian dog in exile in Switzerland. Close up shot of a still photographer peeping over the hedge of the house where King Michael is allegedly staying with Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma. The care speculations that couple is engaged to be married. King Michael, Queen Helen, his mother, and Princess Anne walking in the corridor of the house. King Michael and Princess Anne walking out of the doorway of the house. Close up shot of the front of King's car. Close up shot of King Michael at the wheel driving off. (01:28:34)
MARSHAL TITO OF YUGOSLAVIA VISITS BUDAPEST
Several shots of the President of Yugoslavia Marshal Josip Broz Tito in Naval regalia, inspecting troops in Budapest. Close up shot of a steel helmeted soldier with raised rifle. Marshal Tito laying a wreath on the war memorial. Close up shot of the wreath showing a Communist star on the ribbon. Marshal Tito saluting the wreath. Hungary's premier Lajos Dinnyes stands by his side. Marshal Tito and Lajos Dinnyes sitting down at table and signing pact for mutual aid between the two countries. Close up shot of the pact being signed. Marshal Tito and Lajos Dinnyes shake hands as watching diplomats cheer and applaud. (01:29:17)
UNITED NATIONS BALKAN COMMISSION INVESTIGATES THE GREEK CIVIL WAR ON THE SPOT
Long shot of the snow covered country. Members of the UN commission at arrival at the northern battle front - delegates standing in front of train. Slow pan along the countryside where the battle is being fought. Several shots of the communist prisoners being marched into custody. Several shots of the communists being put into lorries during a roundup in Athens. British soldiers (or Greek army men in British uniform) are on the scene. The group of UN representatives observes countryside terrain.
Reinforcements embarking lorries, tanks and troops on their way to the front. Several shots of the soldiers embarking on landing craft.
Refractory mules being loaded into boats. Troops on boats leaving the harbour. UN commissioners in countryside, one member viewing military operation through a telescope.
Various shots of the lorries loaded with troops, followed by tanks and artillery, driving to the front. High angle long shot of scrubby hilly terrain. Several shots of the soldiers running up among the scrub. Heavy calibre gun in action. Soldiers advancing through the countryside. UN commissioners, again with the telescope being used for observation. Troops filing up a hillside.