Queen Elizabeth In The 1950s - British History

Queen Elizabeth In The 1950s
Five classic British Pathe documentaries celebrating the early years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Long Live The Queen (1952, 8 minutes) Following the death of her father, King George VI, Princess Elizabeth returns home from a Commonwealth tour as Queen. A celebratory newsreel documentary of the life of the princess and a document of her very first engagements as Queen. The Queen's Birthday (1952, 2 minutes) Includes a ceremony where the Queen becomes Colonel-In-Chief of the Guards regiments. Elizabeth Is Queen (1953, 46 minutes) A full colour documenatary of the 1953 Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey including the meticulous preparations of the Royal Guardsmen, the Household Cavalry and the royal coachmen. Highlights include the State Coach making its way through the London streets past huge cheering crowds and, of course, the presentation to the new Queen of the royal sceptre, orb and crown. Also includes a fascinating retrospective of her earlier life as a young princess.

Royal Review (1953, 16 mins) A film review of the Queen's activities in her Coronation month focussing on her visits to the Derby, Edinburgh Castle and the Guild Hall in London. Welcome The Queen (1954, 40 mins) A detailed insight into the new monarch's first tour around her Commonwealth. Visiting Jamaica, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon and Uganda, meeting enthusiastic crowds and encountering the colourful diversity of customs, dances and traditional dress of diginitaries and subjects alike. The royal couple then take to the Royal Yacht Britannia for a Mediterannean tour taking in the Western Desert, Malta and Gibraltar before being accompanied by R.A.F. planes and the ships of the Royal Navy back to Tilbury and up the Thames to their final destination of the Pool Of London.
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