• Short Summary

    The Queen rides to open Parliament and Sir Winston Churchill receives birthday presents.

  • Description

    Westminster, London.

    LV. Houses of Parliament. LV. No 10 Downing Street. SCU. Sir Winston and Lady Churchill reading telegrams. CU. Winston Churchill. SCU. 80 candled birthday cake. SV. Baskets of flowers going into No 10 (2 shots). SV. Pressmen. SV. Sir Winston leaving home on way to Parliament. LV. Victoria Tower. SV. Yeoman of Guard entering Parliament. SCU. Noblewoman and other guests entering through rain. AS. Rainbow in sky. SV. Sir Winston and Lady Churchill entering. SV. Two kiddies between two huge policemen. LV. Towards, Queen's coach arriving, & SCU. SV. Towards and pan, Queen Elizabeth II entering Parliament. GV. Escorts lined up outside. SV. Queen and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) walking into Parliament.
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    Westminster Hall.

    LV. Sir Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister, walking down steps and being greeted. SV. Crowd applauding. GV. & SV. Mr. Clement Attlee, leader of the opposition, speaking (silent). SV. Mr. Attlee speaking (natural sound). He finishes and portrait of Sir Winston Churchill is unveiled. Portrait is a work of Graham Sutherland (one of the most famous and most controversial artist at the time) and it is 80th birthday present to Mr Churchill. .SV. Churchill rising to look at portrait, amid applause. CU. Portrait. LV. & SCU. Churchill turning to take seat. SV. Crowd. SV. Sir Winston being presented with book by Father of the House, Mr Grenfell. SV. Crowd applaud. SCU. Churchill glancing through book. GV. Sir Winston about to speak (lead for voice). LV. & CU. Churchill speaking (natural sound). SV. Churchill speaking, he thanks for the book. About the portrait, he says: "The portrait is a remarkable example of modern art." - and he makes a sour face - clear indication of dislike. He finishes speaking and sits down, amid applause.
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  • Data

    Film ID:
    489.06
    Media URN:
    26071
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1954
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:36:00 / 01:24:14:00
    Canister:
    54/94

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