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  • Short Summary

    British children are given a holiday in Switzerland as part of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gift.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    The Swiss people, through scheme organised by Radio Lausanne, give twenty needy British children a holiday in Switzerland as a wedding present to Princess Elizabeth.

    M/S a wooden hut in the Alps, with snow covered slopes and fir trees as a background. L/S children tobogganing down snowy slopes. M/S broadcasters, cameramen and reporters greeting the children on their arrival at the airfield. Various shots as the children are seen alighting from the plane. C/U a grocer's shop window showing eggs, tins and bottles of wine. L/S plane landing. M/S elevated of Radio Lausanne building. M/S the two boys who were followed throughout the story, John Watts and Trevor Davis, stroking a calf. C/U a man milking a cow by hand while the two boys watch.

    Elevated shots of a Swiss town, possibly Geneva, taken in the evening showing buildings lit up and a river in the foreground. C/U a wireless set. M/S an old man listening to a wireless. A running commentary on children's arrival was broadcast. L/S good view of the Alpine chalet at Leysin where some of the children will say. M/S's the boys at meal table. M/S boys peeling banana in the street. C/U shop window of grocer's. M/S exterior view of the Radio Lausanne building. C/U back view of car with 'Radio Lausanne' written on it. C/U a basket of eggs.

    M/S man and woman listening to the radio. Brief L/S people listening to radio in large luxurious room. C/U the boys watching a model train in a shop window, they are seen through the glass. M/S boys looking in cake shop and greengrocer's shop. C/U one of the boys playing with a model aeroplane. C/U's one of the boys being interviewed on the stage of the Radio Lausanne building by Roger Nordmann. Further C/U's of the boys eating. Further shots of people listening to the radio. L/S chalet at Leysin. Further shots of the boys looking at shops. Good general view snow covered rooftops of a Swiss town.

    Cataloguer's note: cuts for story 'A Christmas Month Story (aka Switzerland's Wedding Gift)' in 47/98 on *PM1199*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:15:00 / 01:26:59:00
    UN 1874 F

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