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  • Short Summary

    Swiss guard, Pope with Cardinals, hall of transmitters, aerial mast (in shape of cross?).

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    Castel Gondolfo, Italy.

    Documentation elaborates on the event - Sitting on a golden throne the 81 year old Pontiff delivered a 15 minute peace message in Latin to the world. $ 2400000 radio centre.

    Various shots of Pope Pius XII's (Eugenio Pacelli) drive from Castel Gondolfo to Radio centre Santa Maria di Galeria. Travel shot from car passing crowds on each side of road, also passing Swiss Guards saluting. Various shots of aerial masts. CU. Face of Swiss Guard. Various shots of arrival of Pope, being greeted by Cardinals Tisserant, Tedeschiai, Piazza, Pizzardo and many others. MS. Pope seated with others in Hall of Transmitters. MS. Two men standing in front of control panel. Various shots of Pope touring Hall of Transmitters and giving blessing of new plants. MS. Pope walking toward car, gives Catholic sign. GV. Palatine Guards with flag, pan to aerial mast (255 foot pylon in shape of cross?). LS. Crowd applauding. MS. LS. Pope's car being driven off. MS. Statue of Virgin Mary. Various shots of Pope's drive back to Castel Gondolfo.

    (Dupe Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:57:00 / 01:20:01:00
    UN 3012 F

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