STK-ID 18632

Presentation of Honour Degree to Franklin Delano Roosevelt: shots of dignitaries in academic gowns parading past packed grandstands to dais of honour. LS of dais, of Union Jack and Stars and Stripes flags. Shot of Roosevelt sitting in convertible car, being welcomed by Chancellor of Queen's University. Shot of Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in gown waiting as Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable stands guard in foreground. Excerpts of "O Canada" being sung by attendance, of introductory speeches, of presentation of degree to Roosevelt (sound). Lengthy excerpts of Roosevelt's speech in which he speaks of the solidarity of Canada and United States in the face of certain events in other lands and of the intention of the United States to come to Canada's defence in the event that she is attacked. He also quotes governor general Tweedsmuir when the latter "suggested that we cultivate three qualities to keep our foothold in the shifting sands of the present, the three qualities of humility, humanity and humour."


Excerpt from
Opening of Ivy Lea Bridge by Mackenzie King and Franklin D Roosevelt
Kingston (Ontario)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 16mm dupe neg comp b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486