• Short Summary

    Queen and Prince Philip visit the huge Tobruk war cemetery and pay respects to the dead.

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    Tobruk, Libya.

    LV 'Britannia' laying off Tobruk Harbour. SV wrecked buildings in Tobruk. LV Britannia damaged buildings in foreground. SV Britannia. GV Tobruk War Cemetery. SV entrance to War Cemetery. Angle shot, 1939 to 1945. GV graves in cemetery. SV line of graves. CU grave. GV & SV barbed wire in desert. SCU old boots and hurricane lamp. CU old tin hat. LV Queen's plane landing and taxiing towards at El Adem. CU sign: 'Royal Air Force - El Adem'. SV Queen and Duke being greeted by Sir Alec Kirkbride. CU R.A.F. men. SV pan, Queen and Duke leaving airfield. SV pan down from cross on War Memorial to royal party. CU Tablet: "This is hallowed ground, for here lie those who died for their country." SV Queen and Duke being escorted round graves. CU headstone: "A soldier of the 1939-1945 War" (2 shots). SCU Queen looking at graves. Angle shot, Australian Memorial. SV pan, Queen and Duke placing wreath on memorial and walking back to pay tribute. SV inscription on memorial: "Their name liveth for evermore". GV Tobruk and Harbour. SV Queen alighting from car to inspect Forresters and Scots Greys. SCU crowd. SV pan, Queen and Duke inspecting troops from a Land Rover. SV Troops lined up. GV King Idris's Palace. Angle shot, rooftop guard. SV Queen with party entering palace. SCU crowd. SV Queen with King Idris I of Libya on balcony, also with Duke of Edinburgh. SCU with King Idris and Duke of Edinburgh, Queen points out harbour, looking over balcony. GV troops lined up on quayside. SCU naval ratings. SV Queen and Duke shaking hands with officials on quayside. SCU Naval rating on royal launch. SCU Queen and Duke boarding launch to take them to the 'Britannia'. SCU two men watching from telegraph pole. LV 'Britannia' in harbour with launch approaching.

    (Neg. & Lav.) (Title "C" - Orig."D")

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:52:00 / 01:48:19:00

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