• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF LONDONERS BRAVED BITTER WINDS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) TO STAND IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE AND SING CAROLS AS THE LIGHTS ON NORWAY'S CHRISTMAS TREE WERE SWITCHED ON BY THE NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR.

  • Description

    1.
    SV NORWEGIAN GIRLS ARRIVE IN NATIONAL COSTUME
    0.05

    2.
    GV & SV NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR MAKES SPEECH (2 SHOTS)
    0.14

    3.
    SCU WOMAN LISTENS
    0.15

    4.
    CU NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR
    0.18

    5.
    SCU NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR PRESSES BUTTON
    0.21

    6.
    GV TILT UP CHRISTMAS TREE LIT UP
    0.28

    7.
    SV NORWEGIAN GIRLS APPLAUD
    0.30

    8.
    SV MOTHER AND CHILD LOOK AT TREE
    0.32

    9.
    SV'S NORWEGIAN GIRLS DANCING (2 SHOTS)
    0.50

    10.
    SV PAN FROM GIRL TO CHRISTMAS TREE
    0.58



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THOUSANDS OF LONDONERS BRAVED BITTER WINDS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) TO STAND IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE AND SING CAROLS AS THE LIGHTS ON NORWAY'S CHRISTMAS TREE WERE SWITCHED ON BY THE NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR.

    THE 60 FOOT HIGH TREE (19 METRES) IS A GIFT FROM THE NORWEGIAN PEOPLE IN GRATITUDE FOR THE HELP BRITAIN GAVE DURING THE LAST WORLD WAR.

    IT IS THE 18TH SUCCESSIVE YEAR THAT OSLO HAS SENT A CHRISTMAS TREE TO LONDON.

    THE 500 LIGHTS ON THE TREE WERE SWITCHED ON BY THE NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR, MR. ARNE SKAUG, WHO READ SOME LETTERS FROM BRITONS THANKING THE PEOPLE OF NORWAY FOR THEIR GIFT.

    THOUSANDS OF STARTLED PIGEONS ROSE INTO THE AIR AS A BAND PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF BRITAIN AND NORWAY.

    ONE HUNDRED GIRLS DRESSED IN NORWEGIAN NATIONAL COSTUME - MEMBERS OF A NORWEGIAN GIRLS' CHOIR -- DANCED AROUND THE TREE AND SANG CAROLS WHILE ONLOOKERS JOINED IN THE SINGING.

    THE MAYOR OF WESTMINSTER, MR. B. FITZGERALD-MOORE, WHO OFFICIALLY RECEIVED THE TREE FROM MR. SKAUG, SAID CHRISTMAS IN LONDON WOULD NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT ITS GIFT FROM NORWAY.

    LIGHTS ON THE TREE WILL BE SWITCHED ON EVERY EVENING UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON JANUARY 6TH. THERE WILL BE CAROL SINGING AROUND THE TREE, UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACBEL2VAXZUURF1MRGE7D4Q992
    Media URN:
    VLVACBEL2VAXZUURF1MRGE7D4Q992
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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