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  • Short Summary

    Brief footage of senior military officials in London.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Top Brass in London.

    M/Ss of senior military figures climbing into cars and being driven away. Crowds watching.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1949.14
    Media URN:
    61530
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:12:00 / 02:00:44:00
    Canister:
    UN 834 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The man seen at 00:02 is Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke. He climbs in to a Rolls Royce Phantom III, Reg. No. DUV 553.

    This vehicle, with coachwork by H J Mulliner & Co of London, has a long and fascinating history. Designed (and presumably owned) by the De Havilland aircraft company, it was lent to the War Office during WWII to carry the Commander-in-Chief of the Home Forces.

    After Sir Alan Brooke, the vehicle was then used by Field Marshal Montgomery, who apparently purchased it after the war, keeping it until 1962.

    More on the car's history can be found on the third page of the attached document.....

    http://www.classicpromenade.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Goodrich_Di
    splay_Brochure_RROC_and_Windshi
    eld_Design.pdf

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