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    Eleanor Roosevelt tours Northern Ireland.

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    Northern Ireland?

    Various shots of Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visiting a hospital in Northern Ireland. She is seen talking to patients in a very friendly manner. Nurses wave as she leaves.
    Mrs Roosevelt shaking hands with various men and women in uniform in a British army base. She is presented with a sabre and umbrella. A group of girls looking on.
    Various shots of Mrs Roosevelt visiting a factory. She tours around the factory and occasionally chats with workers, She is escorted by group of officers.
    Mrs Roosevelt coming aboard troopship. She inspects ship, officers lined up on deck.
    Several shots of Mrs Roosevelt on rooftop, presumably inspecting antiaircraft positions.
    Several shots of Mrs Roosevelt laying wreath on memorial to World War I dead. Sign on it reads 'To our Honoured Dead and Those Who Served 1914 - 1918'. Mayor and line of officers are seen in front of memorial. More shots of memorial and huge crowds - this is probably Belfast. Mrs Roosevelt waves to the crowd.
    Several shots of Mrs Roosevelt meeting more navy officers in unknown base. Photographers at work. Mrs Roosevelt talking to high ranking naval officers.
    Several shots of Mrs Roosevelt boarding plane and plane taking off. Various shots of the countryside from the plane.
    Various shots of Mrs Roosevelt visiting army base in Northern Ireland. Several shots of antiaircraft guns. Several shots of Mrs Roosevelt boarding a ship and waving from deck. Cranes seen in background - could be shipyard.
    Several shots of crowd on city streets. Mrs Roosevelt is greeted by Mayor.
    More shots of Mrs Roosevelt inspecting Wrens and walking around town with dignitaries.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:46:00 / 01:51:39:00
    UN 730 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    Much of this material was shot in Londonderry, the large crowds and shots of the Guildhall and the city walls. The docks area also appear to be Derry.

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