STK-ID 6397

McGill Fall Convocation (00/10/1947): shots of guard of honour of the Canadian Grenadier Guards taking positions, of governor general Alexander and general Marshall arriving, being greeted by chief justice Tyndale, McGill Principal Dr James and prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. Shots of governor general Alexander and general Marshall taking salute, inspecting guard. Sequence on academic procession of dignitaries and graduates arriving, guests taking seats on platform. Shots of governor general Alexander addressing convocation. Shot of chief justice Tyndale receiving honourary degree from Dr James, speaking to convocation. Sequence on graduates receiving degrees from chief justice Tyndale, chancellor of McGill University. Shot of general Marshall receiving honourary degree, giving short speech.


Excerpt from
Canadian Newsreel
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486