STK-ID 31451

Shot of Prime minister Robert Gordon Menzies of Australia arriving by plane at Ottawa, being greeted by CD Howe representing Prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent, and Australian High Commissioner PM Forde. Shots of Menzies taking salute, inspecting honour guard, of gun salute by Royal Canadian Air Force. Shot of Menzies meeting members of cabinet. HALS of ceremonies. FOLLOW SHOT of official motorcade driving away, intercut with shots of Australian flag and of Canadian flag. Sequence on wreath laying at cenotaph in Confederation Square, of hand shaking with veterans' guard of honour, Minister of National Defence Brooke Claxton accompanying Menzies. Shots of crowd standing by as Menzies is driven away in official limousine. Two-shots of Robert Menzies and Louis Saint-Laurent shaking hands, chatting. Shot of Menzies talking about cold war, about ruthless communist imperialism, about Korean war being an indication that eternal vigilance, painstaking preparations and an unllimited capacity for sharing in the joint burden of humanity are necessary if peace is to be a fact, of liberty being a way of life (sound). Sequence on Robert Menzies arriving in Vancouver, welcoming ceremonies. LAS of Vancouver City Hall. Sequence on presentation of keys to the city by mayor on steps of City Hall. Shot of crowd applauding. (10/08/1950)


Excerpt from
Prime Minister Menzies Visits Canada
Vancouver (city), Ottawa
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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1920 x 1080