• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

  • Description

    Title reads: "TOUR OF TRIUMPH".

    Ethiopia and Eritrea.

    Various shots waterfalls. Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and Emperor Haile Selassie are seen visiting the falls. Queen holds cine camera.

    Various shots royal motorcade entering city of Gondar passing cheering crowds. M/S Coptic Priests. Panning C/U along line of priests each holding a Union Jack. Various shots Queen and Duke with Emperor watching from top of stairs from building in square. Coptic Priests do traditional dance in front of them.

    Aerial shot royal motorcade en route to Axum. L/S cathedral church at Axum. M/S priests waiting on steps of cathedral. Panning shot car driving towards cathedral church. C/U priests with cross on steps. Queen with the Emperor walk towards the entrance of the church. Panning M/S 2 priests wearing hats. Interior of cathedral: Queen walking with Emperor towards the alter. M/S priests at the alter. L/S women in white robes seated.

    L/S Haile Selassie Avenue. Crowds waiting for the arrival of the Queen in Asmara, Eritrea. Various shots people dancing in the street. Angle shot sign over roadway: "Eritrea acclaims Queen Elizabeth II". More shot people dancing in street, some men have flags stuck in their turbans. Queen passes in open topped car.

    Note: unedited cuts (selected originals) of Royal tour of Ethiopia exist. Please see records for film id: 1792.11, 1792.07, 1792.06. All these items are in colour.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:06:00 / 01:50:42:00

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