Excellent footage of the Queen touring Bombay and Holy City of Benares. India.
Queen in Bombay and Benares. India.
L/S of the Gateway to India, with Royal barge waiting. M/S of Queen Elizabeth II and Duke Edinburgh (Prince Philip). C/U Bearded man. M/S Queen receiving an address from Captain T. Tod. Marine Superintendent of Mogul line and master of the company of master mariners of India. M/S Duke being presented with a shield bearing the crest of the company from Captain GS Singh, nautical adviser to the government of India. M/S Indian women applauding. M/S the Queen followed by the Duke walking down steps from the gateway to the waiting Royal Barge. C/U Indian Sailor. L/S Queen and Duke stepping on board the royal barge. L/S Royal barge moves away.
L/S of Buddha Vihara at Sarnath near Benares. M/S Tibetan monks blowing long flutes and beating drum etc. L/S of the Queen with Buddhists monks arriving at the Buddha Vihara. C/Us of Tibetan monks beating drums. L/S of Lord Buddha's golden statue. The Queen leaves the Yellow Temple. M/S of the Queen and party leaving. L/S of the Maharaja of Benares Palace. Large crowds await the arrival of the Queen. The Queen meets the Maharajah. M/Ss of the Queen and Maharajah climbing on top of carriage on large elephant. Several excellent shots Queen riding through the streets on elephant. The Duke rides on another elephant beside her. L/Ss of large crowds watching the spectacular occasion. L/Ss and M/S of the elephant kneeling down and the Queen climbing off.
Good footage of numerous temples on the Ganges. M/Ss of men washing in the river. L/Ss of numerous people crowding the river banks to see the Queen pass by in royal barge. M/S of Queen climbing off boat onto shore.
Cataloguer's note: Selected Originals 61/18 O which appears on same tape appears to be identical except in colour. Soundtrack may sync with this item.