• Short Summary

    Princess Paola, wife of Prince Albert of Liege, visited the coal face of a colliery at Montegne, near Liege, Belgium, Mar 23.

  • Description

    1.
    GV of mine
    0.04

    2.
    SV Princess out of car, greeted
    0.14

    3.
    CU Ditto
    0.17

    4.
    LV Miners looking on
    0.20

    5.
    LV Princess (in mining clothes) walking to pit-head
    0.24

    6.
    SV Pit-head and shaft
    0.26

    7.
    SV Princess waiting to get into cage
    0.31

    8.
    SCU Princess gets into cage
    0.43

    9.
    SCU Cage descends
    0.49



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Princess Paola, wife of Prince Albert of Liege, visited the coal face of a colliery at Montegne, near Liege, Belgium, Mar 23. She wore a distinctly non-regal "ensemble" of miner's helmet, overalls and heavy boots.

    In addition, the 24-year-old Princess carried a miner's lamp. She was greeted on her arrival by Mr. Paquot, manager of the mines of Montegne and President of the Belgian Federation of Coalmines. Then, a cage ride 750 metres underground.

    The Princess is President-of-Honour of the National Institution for Help to Italian Workers in Belgium. Most of the Italian miners in Belgium are employed in this district.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB35IIMYEVKG28LZLQTCRN9I1R
    Media URN:
    VLVAB35IIMYEVKG28LZLQTCRN9I1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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