• Short Summary

    Dedication of new Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New chapel for Guards.

    Dedication of new Guards Chapel, the original one was destroyed by flying bomb in 1944 killing 121 people. Wellington Barracks, London.

    Various exterior shots of the new Chapel. M/S of modern interior. M/S murals. M/S Earl Louis Mountbatten, Chief of Defence Staff, arriving. M/S Princess Margaret arriving and being greeted by officers. M/S Guardsmen. M/S's Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother entering the Chapel. M/S Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arriving and greeting officials. M/S congregation inside the Chapel. C/U's stained glass windows. M/S Archbishop of Canterbury proceeding down the aisle followed by Prince Philip and others. Various shots of the Standards of the Guards Regiments.

    M/S names on wall. C/U words on memorial wall "In memory of those who died in the destruction of the Guards Chapel on Sunday 18th of June 1944". Dissolve into library footage of the wrecked Chapel at the time. Various shots of people working amongst the rubble. M/S injured man brought out on stretcher. M/S another injured man in the rubble. M/S of the Apse, part of Chapel which survived, M/S cross in front. M/S of the Apse which has now been made part of the new Chapel. M/S Archbishop reading dedication (natural sound). M/S Standards. M/S congregation proceeding down the aisle.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:22:00 / 01:52:36:00

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