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The Queen's guards march and the Queen receives tribute in London on the occasion of her birthday.

Official birthday ceremony of the Queen of England in London. Traditional pomp and military pageantry tributes in the ceremony. The Queen rides a horse. Children in military dress watch the ceremony. A slow march past by the Queen's guards. A band plays music. The Queen salutes the troops.

Date: 1959, April 21
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Britain's annual Earls Court Motor show in London

Britain's annual Earls Court Motor Show in London. Showcases a world-wide range of cars. Show includes Britain's ultra-luxury cars, Detroit's newest models, Russian cars for export trade, Europe's new "baby" cars, and do-it-yourself car builder's kit.

Date: 1959, October 22
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Proclamation of accession of Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary as Queen Elizabeth II, in London England

Following the death of King George VI the night before, ceremonies are held in London proclaiming the accession of Princess Elizabeth to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. People gather in a large number on a street in London. A royal carriage passes on the street. Cavalry moves along with the carriage. Buildings along the sides of the street. People standing behind roped off area. Officials come outside the at the Royal Exchange in London and stand on the steps of the building. One of the officials speaks on behalf of the Lords Spiritual, the Lords Temporal, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Aldermen of the City of London and representatives of Commonwealth nations. He reads the formal Proclamation of Accession announcing Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary as Queen Elizabeth II. He then declares "God Save The Queen." People applaud after the announcement and the band plays God Save the Queen.

Date: 1952, February 6
Duration: 4 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of devastation from the "Long Island Express" Hurricane of 1938.

Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.

Date: 1938, September 21
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Dwight D Eisenhower arrives in London and being greeted by Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle

U.S. President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower tours the United Kingdom. President Eisenhower gets off an airplane at London airport. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Harold Macmillan and other officers receives him at the airport. A large crowd of civilians waves at the President. Honor guards lined. President tours the city in a motorcade. Civilians stand on either side of the streets to greet him. Balmoral Castle of the Royal family. Queen Elizabeth receives President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Macmillan.

Date: 1959, August 31
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Britain. British fighters challenge German bombers. German blitz destroys much of London.

The battle of Britain. German aircraft bomb British ships near Dover, England. Explosions on ships. British Spitfire fighter airplane seen in flight. Gun camera views of British fighter aircraft shooting down German bombers. Tower of London and surroundings on Thames River. British antiaircraft guns firing. Huge swath of London ablaze from German bombing. Destroyed buildings and rubble from bombing in London. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit with citizens in the bombed areas. Winston Churchill (smoking cigar) tours bombed area of London. Smoking ruins and destruction in London. Remaining shell of the destroyed Coventry Cathedral.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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