• Short Summary

    Monty unveils statue of Churchill + Duke of Edinburgh at Mountain Rescue School.

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    Title reads: "People in the news".

    Woodford, Essex / Greater London.

    Monty unveils statue of Sir Winston. G/V Sir Winston Churchill's car arriving for the unveiling ceremony of his memorial statue. M/S Sir Winston stepping out of the car being greeted by the Mayor. M/S crowd. M/S Sir Winston walking to his seat on the dais. L/S Lord Montgomery (formerly Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery) arriving. C/U statue still veiled, pan down the base. G/V Monty walking forward for the unveiling ceremony, he pulls the cord and the statue is unveiled. C/U head and shoulders of the statue. C/U Sir Winston looking at the statue from the dais. C/U statue, zoom in to head and shoulders.

    Intertitle: "Glamorgan".

    St. Athan RAF Station, Cardiff, South Wales.

    Duke visits Mountain Rescue School. G/V Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) watching life saving practice in an indoor pool. G/V Duke talking to a coach. C/U youth in swimming pool scrambling onto a canoe. M/S Duke talking to some ATC (Air Training Corps) cadets. C/U boys outside lightweight tent. C/U Duke talking to some boys while one cooks some baked beans. C/U beans. The Duke tastes some of the beans. C/U boy administering first-aid, pan to the Duke watching. C/U boy putting bandage on another boy's leg. L/S water-tower, boys abseil for mountain rescue training. C/U abseiler. Low angle shot abseiler coming down tower with man on stretcher. Low angle shot abseiler descending at great speed. M/S Duke talking to the abseilers. All the youths seen are taking part in Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme.

    Note: invitation to statue unveiling, press release and letters on file.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:18:00 / 01:27:00:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The statue of Churchill was unveiled on 31 October 1959.

    Lots more info on the statue can be found here.....


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