STK-ID 15466

McGill Fall Convocation (Montreal, 08/10/1947): sequence on Canadian Grenadier Guard honour guard marching into position. Sequence on arrival of general George C Marshall, governor general Alexander, greetings by chief justice Tyndale, principal of McGill Dr James, prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. LAMLS of Alexander and Marshall taking the salute. Cut to guard. Shot of Marshall inspecting guard. Shot of arrival of Alexander and Marshall at Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium for convocation. Shots of packed hall, academic procession advancing to stage, distinguished guests bringing up the rear. Sequence on speech by Alexander, applause. Shots of chief justice Tyndale, chancellor of McGill, getting honourary degree from principal, Dr James. Shot of Tyndale delivering speech and proceeding to confer degrees on graduate students. (underexposed). Sequence on general Marshall getting honourary degree from chancellor Tyndale.


Excerpt from
McGill Fall Convocation
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
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35mm fine grain b&w
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1920 x 1080