STK-ID 6520

Governor General Earl Of Athlone Departs (20/03/1946): shots of governor general's motorcade arriving at Centre Block, of Athlone and Princess Alice of Battenberg stepping out of limousine, being greeted by prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, of Athlone taking salute of honour guard, men presenting arms, Athlone and Princess Alice leaving after ceremony, after hand shakes. HAS of Confederation Square, cenotaph, Chateau Laurier in background, soldiers drawn up for ceremony. Sequence on Naval honour guard, governor general inspecting tri-service honour guard, laying wreath, saluting. Shot of Mackenzie King leading crowd in three cheers for the governor general. Shots of Athlone and Princess Alice shaking hands all around, Ian MacKenzie prominent, heading for car. HAS of motorcade starting past honour guard for airport. Sequence on farewell ceremonies at airport, more hand shakes, inspection of honour guard, presentation of flowers to Princess Alice by a little girl, boarding. LAS of vice regal couple waving. Shots of Liberator transport airplane taxiing, taking off.


Excerpt from
Canadian News-ASN
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio