STK-ID 11413

HALSs of cabinet ministers walking into Senate and sitting down, of Georges Vanier, Governor General-to-be and retinue entering, walking to throne in background. Closer shot of official reading from paper while Vanier sits on throne and listens. Cut to shot of Vanier standing being read to by Chief Justice during swearing-in ceremony. HAMS of members of cabinet arriving at table, taking their seats. Prime minister John Diefenbaker is present. Slow PAN down table. HAMS of Vanier and retinue walking in, PAN with military; pause, then PAN with Vanier who, with his wife Pauline, walks to throne and takes his seat. PAN and short ZOOM onto official reading paper to Vanier. Cut to PAN from Diefenbaker to Vanier who stands, is read to by the Chief Justice. Governor General walks to table, sits down, signs book. Chief Justice does same, Diefenbaker does likewise. ZOOM back to attendance rising. Women seem segregated in audience behind line of senators.


Excerpt from
Georges P. Vanier: Soldier, Diplomat, Governor General
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio