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Tower Hill, London, England: GV PAN Memorial in FG and Tower Bridge and Pool of London in BG. STV Queen inspecting guard on Honour CU thee Merchant sailors. GV Crowd. SV Queen speaking (nat. sd.)/SCU two Merchant Navy sailors/Dubbed scenes/ SV Queen presses lever fro unveiling. (3 rolls of drums) (Nat. sd.) GTV Queen comes through and ranks of sailors ready to lay wreaths. SV One sailor statue bareheaded holding cap. CLOSER V Second statue of memorial sailor with stocking hat. STV Queen standing in front of Duke and High commissioners etc., they are presented with their wreaths by representative seamen from all the great shipping lines. LTV Queen forwards to lay wreaths. SV REVERS ANGLE Queen pauses then steps back to place. LTV Duke of Edinburgh lays his wreath. CLOSER V REVERS ANGLE He steps back and salutes. LV Queen and Minister of Works looking at commemorative plaques. CLOSER V Ditto. GTV Queen with Minister of Works and relatives in enclosure. SCU Merchant Navy seamen and women. SV queen talking to relatives. STV Woman laying wreath at foot of inscriptions. STV Woman kneeling at foot of inscriptions and laying wreath. SV Group of men and women reading names on commemorative plaque.
It is fitting that in this place which for centuries has been the very heart of the maritime life of our nation, there should stand this memorial which is indeed at 'Token of all brave Captains and all intrepid sailors and mates and all that went down doing there duty'
Sound of the drums rolling.
DUBBING SCENES/SCU Two Merchant Navy sailors
Royalty; Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (b. 1926, reigned 1952- ), World War II; World War I; Ceremonies - Memorial
GEMMELL, HAWKINS, LINDEMAN, & TURNER
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