• Short Summary

    Sir Winston Churchill's 88th birthday and library shots of newly engaged Princess Alexandra.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LONDON - WONDERFUL WINSTON".

    General view of Hyde Park Gate. At number 28, residence of Sir Winston Churchill, we see the postman delivering packages and letters for Churchill's 88th birthday. Cameramen film the proceedings.

    C/U of registered envelope with Sir Winston's name on it on top of pile of letters. A cake is delivered. Lord Moran (Churchill's doctor) arrives and goes into No. 28. Two children in riding outfits present Lady Churchill with a bouquet. The children leave in pony and trap with horseman behind them. A large box of oysters is delivered.

    Interior shot shows Madame Floris and her son standing with the cake. C/U of cake decorated with several of Sir Winston's famous quotations. Sir Winston appears at the window of No. 28; zoom in to C/U.

    Cut to M/S of Princess Alexandra with the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Princess Marina as commentator talks of Alexandra's engagement to the Honourable Angus Ogilvy.

    General view of Hong Kong as commentator mentions the Princess' recent tour of the country. Princess Alexandra is seen walking on the roof of the university with an unknown man. Shots of Princess Alexandra meeting locals on a walkabout and posing with some local giggling women.

    Notes on Churchill footage on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:16:00 / 01:01:51:00

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