CHICHESTER KNIGHTED Sir Francis Chichester arriving in London on the Gypsy Moth and being knighted by Queen Elizabeth in public ceremony. The first within memory... for his feat of circling the globe alone in a tiny sailboat.
ELIZABETH BETROTHED Princess Elizabeth, heiress to the throne, is engaged to Lt. Philip Mountbatten, who renounced a princedom of Greece to become a British subject. Newsreel clips show colorful and dramatic scenes from a future Queen's variedrncareer.
QUEEN MOTHER RETURNS Queen Mother Elizabeth is greeted by her daughter the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Royal children as she returns from her triumphal tour of the United States and Canada to the acclaim of the nation.
FIRST JOCKEY-KNIGHT WINS CORONATION DERBY At Epsom Downs, it's the Coronation Derby, and half a million race-goers, headed by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, see Sir Gordon Richards, Britain's first Knight of the Saddle, nose out the Queen's own entry in a thrill packed race.
QUEEN PRESENTS MEDALS Great Britain's newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II presents coronation medals to contingents from the Commonwealth Countries outside Buckingham Palace. A military march-past concludes the colorful ceremony.
BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY VISITS CAMP King Charles VI, his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and their daughters, the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret participate in camp activities on the grounds of Balmoral Castle.
Date: August 16, 1939 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:48:00, No Audio
TITO IN ENGLAND AND CARRIER BLAST AT SEA The Yugoslav Tito dictator receives a royal welcome from Prince Philip, Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Minister Anthony Eden as he arrives for a week's visit. Two are killed and fifteen injured as a bomb from a landing fighter explodes on the flight deck of the carrier Oriskany. One of the dead was the cameraman who made the pictures.
CHURCHILL STATUE Princess Margaret unveils a memorial statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Brussels during "British Week." The presence of the Princess despite a recent illness, makes the event gala and cordial.
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