• Short Summary

    THINGS ARE CHANGING FOR THE GUARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. WHILE THEY RETAIN HEIR DISTINCTIVE RED?

  • Description

    1.
    GV. PEOPLE OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE (PAN) NATSOF
    0.08

    2.
    SV. SENTRY PATROLLING (NATURAL SOUND)
    0.24

    3.
    MV. PAN...RELIEVED SENTRIES MARCH INTO BUILDING (NATURAL SOUND)
    0.34

    4.
    CU. INT..SENTRIES FEEL TILT TO...HAND PLACING CUP IN VENDING MACHINE
    0.40

    5.
    CU. FINGER PRESSES BUTTON, TILT TO...COFFEE INTO CUP, HAND TAKES CUP OUT
    0.56

    6.
    CU. SENTRY DRINKING
    1.01

    7.
    CU. CAP ON SHELF ZOOM TO CU. ELECTRIC SHAVER SOCKET
    1.08

    8.
    MV. SENTRY PLACES RIFLE WITH OTHERS IN RACK
    1.13

    9.
    CU. HAND TAKES COFFEE CUP FROM MACHINE TILT TO..SENTRY DRINKING
    1.20

    10.
    CU. ISSUE MUG TILT TO CU. SERGEANT EVANS SOF STARTS: "SERGEANT EVANS, IT LOOKS AS IF YOU PREFER THE MORE TRADITIONAL WAY OF DRINKING TEA." "I'D MUCH RATHER IT." "WHY?" "I DON'T LIKE COFFEE AT ALL. YOU CAN'T BEAT A CUP OF TEA IN THE COOKHOUSE -- EVEN YOUR OWN WIFE COULDN'T MAKE ONE LIKE IT."
    1.35

    11.
    SV. PAN...NEW SENTRIES MARCH OUT TO TAKE UP DUTY
    1.50


    TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: "SERGEANT EVANS, IT LOOKS AS IF YOU PREFER THE MORE TRADITIONAL WAY OF DRINKING TEA."



    SERGEANT: "I'D MUCH RATHER IT."



    INTERVIEWER: "WHY?"



    SERGEANT: " I DON'T LIKE COFFEE AT ALL. YOU CAN'T BEAT A CUP OF TEA MADE IN THE COOKHOUSE -- EVEN IF YOUR WIFE COULDN'T MAKE IT ONE LIKE IT."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THINGS ARE CHANGING FOR THE GUARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. WHILE THEY RETAIN HEIR DISTINCTIVE RED JACKETS AND BEARSKIN HATS WHICH DATE FROM BYGONE DAYS, MODERNISATION IS INVADING THE GUARDSMEN'S BARRACKS. FOR, INSTEAD OF THE TRADITIONAL MUG OF TEA, THEY HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO A MODERN COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE VENDING MACHINE, NOW INSTALLED IN THEIR BARRACKS.

    THE VENDING MACHINE WAS INSTALLED AT THE GUARDSMEN'S BARRACKS AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE ON MONDAY. ALONG WITH AUTOMATIC RIFLES - ANOTHER NEW ITEM OF EQUIPMENT -- THE GUARDS ACCEPTED THE MECHANISATION OF THEIR OFF-DUTY BREAK.

    BUT ONE SERGEANT WHO WAS INTERVIEWED PREFERRED THE MORE TRADITIONAL CUP OF TEA...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NW4SILJCIN8GLHU75NAHBYBB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NW4SILJCIN8GLHU75NAHBYBB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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