STK-ID 681

The Yanks in Ireland: MS of battle cruiser "HMS Phoebe" at anchor. Sequence on King George VI and Queen Elizabeth consort inspecting naval personnel. Sequence on the Royal (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth consort) couple chatting with the US officers at their base in Northern Ireland. CU of Mr Wynant, US Ambassador to the UK. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth consort get into jeeps for a tour of the base with several British and US officers. Various shots of a Bren carrier crossing a stream, soldiers ferrying artillery across a stream. Cut to King George VI, Queen Elizabeth consort and their party looking on. Cut to LS of tanks speeding over an obstacle course. Sequence on march past US infantry. The men are still wearing World War One type steel helmets. March past of colour party as everyone salutes. Final sequence on handshakes and farewells, departure of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth consort. Final shot of HMS Phoebe sailing away.


Excerpt from
Actualités canadiennes no 18
Northern Ireland
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486