Good footage of the procession and crowds during Victory Parade in London, June 1946.
Titles read: 'PATHE - BIF PRESENTS - VICTORY PARADE JUNE 1946'. (London.)
Commentator sets the date as June 8 1946. Several shots of people preparing for the Victory Parade: soldiers come out of tents and have a wash, firemen polish equipment, guards groom horses, crowds gather on the streets to watch the parade. Shots of injured veterans in the crowds. State landau leaving Buckingham Palace, carrying King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. The procession moves around the Queen Victoria memorial, cheered by crowds. Huge procession of Allied soldiers march along the streets.
A mechanised procession (tanks and armoured vehicles) moves along London Bridge, crowded with onlookers. This parade will cover the area south of the River Thames. Fire engines and tractors are also seen. Bomb-flattened areas are seen beside the road. At Westminster, Allied Commanders chat as they wait for the mechanised column and are then seen sitting in armoured vehicles in the parade. The marching column falls in behind the mechanised at the Houses of Parliament. Troops march past the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Statesmen and leaders assemble at the saluting base. Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in an open carriage with present Premier Clement Attlee. They are welcomed by Field Marshal Alexander. Lord Portal, Viscount Allenbrook, Admiral Cunningham are also present. The Duchess of Kent (Princess Marina) arrives in WRN uniform, with her daughter Princess Alexandra. Queen Mary arrives and is greeted by officials and family. The royal coach, escorted by Household Cavalry, comes under Admiralty Arch and into the Mall cheered by onlookers. Royals are greeted by the officials and other leaders, including King Feisal of Iraq, Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The King salutes the marching troops. Piping band. Field Marshal Viscount Bernard 'Monty' Montgomery goes by in open car, followed by leaders from the United States of America, China, France. British Service Chiefs of the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force (RAF). Mechanised column follows.
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