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  • Short Summary

    Royal family returns from Royal Tour 1947.

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    St. Helena, France.

    Various shots of the island of St. Helena from an approaching ship. Several shots of the battleship HMS Vanguard in harbour with small barges around. Several shots of a barge with royal family in small barge nearing the shore. They leave the barge and are greeted by dignitaries. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (later the Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret walking through garden, enter the house where Napoleon lived during his exile and died. Several shots of the royal family observing a giant turtle King feeds the turtle with a banana. Close up shot of the turtle eating. More shots of the royal family browsing around the island. Several shots of the young men sliding down on hand rails of flight of stairs (St. Jacob's Ladder) - town seen below. More shots of the coast and the town from the top of the hill. More shots of the royal family walking back to their barge, crowd cheering around. They return in the barge to the moored Vanguard. Several shots of the Royal Family watching the hills of St Helena from deck of the ship. More long scenic shots of the ship at sea with the island in background and some shots of the island at sunset as the ship moves away. More daytime shots of royal family looking around from the deck of ship.

    Information found in the old record - Cuts 47/39.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:23:00 / 01:58:23:00
    UN 1705 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    You sure its a turtle looks like a tortoise to me

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  2. MungoParkIV says

    Its definitely a tortoise. His name is Jonathan.

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