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Film 1, 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358/1

Scope and Contents

This film (part one of a two-part film) records the Royal party leaving Buckingham Palace on January 31st 1947 to cheering crowds and boarding a train at Waterloo Station for Portsmouth. It records the Royal party boarding HMS Vanguard, entertainment on deck during the voyage, and their arrival at Cape Town on February 17th 1947.


  • Creation: 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17

Conditions Governing Access

Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded.

Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute.

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Existence and Location of Copies

The film may be viewed at:

Finding aid date

2014-02-06 12:17:49+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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