STK-ID 7432

Shot of Parliament Buildings, flag at half-mast on occasion of death of King George VI. MCS of flag at half-mast. Shot of people outside main entrance. TILT UP from people to top of Peace Tower. LSs of people entering Parliament Hill through main gates. Shot of mourning wreath and flags draped over doorway, armed forces marching into Parliament Buildings. Shot of Governor general Lord Alexander and General Letson arriving by car, Russian charge d'affaires arriving. Various shots of troops lined up for ceremony, various dignitaries arriving. Shot of Royal Canadian Mounted Police guard of honour, fifty-six gun salute being fired. Interior shot of Hall of Fame in Parliament, Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent, Chief Justice Rinfret, Mayor Charlotte Whitton, Governor general Alexander in procession. Shots of Prime Minister Saint-Laurent, Chief Justice Rinfret, Ross MacDonald, Mayor Whitton, George Drew, Governor general Alexander laying wreath, including Hugh Lapointe. CUs of wreaths, Armed Forces guarding wreaths, people passing and paying their respects to wreaths. (17/02/1952)


Excerpt from
Canada Mourns Death of King George VI
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio