• Short Summary

    Charles de Gaulle reviews troops and attends gala performance at Royal Opera House. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - De Gaulle triumphant.


    L/S elevated shot of open top carriage carrying French President Charles de Gaulle to Horseguards Parade. M/S of him with Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) in carriage, L/S people applauding. L/S of them arriving with troops in foreground. M/S of the two men in the carriage. M/S as he salutes and shakes hands with Prince Henry, (Duke of Gloucester) who is Senior Colonel Brigade of Guards. M/S of de Gaulle on platform, L/S of Guards he will be reviewing. M/S as he stands in the back of a jeep which drives past all the guards including Battalions of Grenadier, Coldstream, Irish Guards, King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and Household Cavalry Regiment. Various shots as he drives past in the car. M/S French sailors watching. Various shots of Royal Horse Artillery riding past pulling gun carriages. Various shots as de Gaulle salutes from podium as troops pass. Aerial shots as they pass. Various shots as other guards march past.

    L/S Big Ben. L/S interior of Westminster Hall where both Houses of Parliament are assembled in his honour. M/S Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill. Various shots as President de Gaulle enters hall of William Rufus. The Speaker of the House makes speech welcoming de Gaulle. C/U him sat in the chair, he gets up to speak. M/S as he speaks in French. L/S banquet at Royal Hospital in Chelsea. M/S of Prince Philip talking to Mrs de Gaulle. Various shots as the guests eat. Various shots as Mr and Mrs Churchill shake hands with Mrs and Mrs de Gaulle. M/S de Gaulle and Churchill chatting.

    Various shots of Princess Alexandra and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester in the foyer of Royal Opera House for gala ballet. C/U Princess Marina, M/S as the two Duchesses walking through followed by Princess Alexandra. M/S as Prime Minister Harold Macmillan arrives. M/S of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones entering foyer of Royal Opera House, they are greeted by officials. Mr Armstrong-Jones and Princess Margaret smile at each other. M/S as they talk to an official. C/U Princess Margaret.

    M/S Queen Elizabeth II arriving with de Gaulle, Prince Philip and Mrs de Gaulle. C/U Queen, C/U Queen Mother. M/S as the Queen and de Gaulle walk through the foyer. Various shots of the royal party. L/S of them in the royal box which is covered with carnations. L/S audience in stalls. M/S royal party settling down for the performance.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:31:00 / 01:09:53:00

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