• Short Summary

    Conflicting views on Duke of Edinburgh's Sunday sporting activities.

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    Old Ford, London.

    LV. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh runs up and bowls ball. LV. The batsman plays it. GV. Crowd. CU. The Duke now at the wicket batting and taking guard. LV. Bowler runs up and bowls. CU. Prince Philip batting. He seems to miss it and looks at the bottom of his bat. SV. The Duke sitting in a helicopter and pulls the window to close it. LV. The helicopter taking off. SV. The Duke looking at rayon on machine. SV. The Duke looking at more rayon and feeling it. SV. Pan, the Duke visiting, walking along with the local Mayor and a crowd. SV. The Duke coming out after having been in an old couple's home. SV. The Duke planting a tree. SCU. The Duke talking to a man with tin-funnel (tinker). SCU. The Duke talking to a tailor. SCU. The Duke dressed in army uniform inspecting guard at Sandhurst. SV. The Duke just coming off H.M.S. Melbourne in naval uniform. SCU. The Duke giving speech at wind tunnel (natural sound): "...and we want 'yes' men as well as 'no' men... 'Ministry of Supply Votes'." (Laughter). LV. Country church. SV. The Royal family (Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Queen Mother, Prince Charles, Princess Anne & Duke) arriving, SV. & SCU. Duke talking to sportsmen at playing fields. SCU. Duke fires gun and starts race - young boys race off in the distance. SCU. Mr Harold Sutton of the Lord's Day Observance Society sitting at his desk. He starts talking (natural sound): "Whilst we respect his private life... seven day working week for all and the day of rest and worship erased from the statute book". SV. The Duke mounting polo pony and preparing for start of Chukka (Polo) starts to ride off. SCU. Reverend John Hornby, East End parson, sitting at desk, he turns to start speech. Natural sound: "The Duke of Edinburgh has been much criticised.... he is equally well serving God by playing polo... the best luck in every Chukka and innings you play this season".


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:09:00 / 01:21:46:00

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