Queen honours Somme heroes & Memorial service in Thiepval.
Belfast, Northern Ireland (Ulster) & Thiepval, France.
Belfast, Northern Ireland (Ulster). GV. The Queen Elizabeth Bridge, Belfast. SV. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh steps from car followed by Queen Elizabeth II. They are received by the Governor of Northern Ireland. SV. Crowd cheering. SV. Queen cuts tape to open the bridge. LV. Ship's whistle blowing. LV. The Queen unveils memorial plaque. CU. The plaque. CU. Queen is presented with bouquet.
GV. Veterans on parade for the Somme remembrance service. LV. Drums and pipers of the Territorial Army march across parade. Pan to veterans watching. CU. Pan, veteran with medals. SV. Queen shakes hands with James Duffy V.C. (Victoria Cross) Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The Duke also shakes his hand. CU. The Queen talking to Mr Duffy. SV. Queen moves on up the line, & SV. CU. The Queen and Duke talking to other veterans. CU. Duke talking to a veteran. LV. Veterans lined up. CU. Medals.
Thiepval, France. SV. British veterans lined up at Thiepval, & CU. SV. Pan, Field Marshall Lord Alexander inspecting Guard of Honour. GV. The memorial. SV. Officers saluting. CU. Officer salutes.
Historical film footage 1916. SV. British soldiers in trenches fixing bayonets. LV. As they run up hill. LV. Men running through smoke and shells explosions. GV. Direct hit is scored on tank. LV. Troops running up over hill. LV. Men fighting in trenches. End of library footage.
LV. Officers saluting. CU. Wreaths laid on memorial at Thiepval. SV. Officers lay more wreaths. GV. The memorial.