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    Wedding gift of glassware made at Bohemia glassworks, Czechoslovakia for Princess Elizabeth.

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.


    Item showing a glass ware set being made on display that is the wedding gift of President Edouard Benes of Czechoslovakia to Princess Elizabeth.

    First shots show a trailer loaded with boxes and luggage arriving at an airfield. C/Us of crates addressed to the Czech Embassy in Grosvenor Place, London. They are loaded onto a plane. The plane is flagged off and taxis along the airfield.

    General view of the Bohemia glass works, near Carlsbad. Interior view of the factory with men at work. Several good shots of a worker cutting a jug and making the handle. C/U of various shots of designs being cut in the glassware. M/S of glasses in a showcase at the glassworks.

    Several shots of the entire set of glasses for Princess Elizabeth - ale, wine, brandy glasses and a dish on a revolving stand. C/U of the letter 'E' engraved on all pieces.

    L/S of the gift set displayed on draped satin fabric on a table, ready for inspection. M/S of Mrs Benes, Chancellor Smutny and Mrs Smutny and the Director General of the Bohemia Works, Hrnicko, walking into the room and looking at the gift. Shots of Mrs Benes and Chancellor Smutny handling pieces.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:04:41:00
    UN 1843 A

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