STK-ID 10073

Field Marshal Slim (25/11/49): brief LS of BOAC Constellation taxiing towards camera, snow on ground, snow falling. Shot of field marshal Sir William Slim, chief of the Imperial general staff, stepping down, being met by Major General Morton, General Officer Commanding of the Quebec Command, inspecting Royal 22nd Regiment honour guard. LS of the Royal Montreal Regiment armoury. Sequence on field marshal Slim leaving armoury, shaking hands with General Morton and Colonel Schwab, Officer Commanding of the RMR. TILT DOWN Peace Tower, clock at 4PM, snow on ground. Cut to National Defence Headquarters building. Shot of plaque to that effect. Shot of field marshal Slim and General Foulkes entering room towards camera, taking off their coats. Two-shot of General Foulkes and field marshal Slim talking. Shots of chiefs of staff entering room including Air Marshal WA Curtis, Vice Admiral HW Grant, Brigadier JD Smith, secretary to chiefs of staff, introductions. Sequence on field marshal Slim visiting Defence minister Brook Claxton, talking with Claxton and General Foulkes. Shots of the three leaving National Defence Headquarters, getting into car.


Excerpt from
Field Marshal Slim / West Coast Storm Damage
Ottawa, Montreal
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio