Southward with Prince Philip
British Film Institute • 12m
Directed by Not credited • Documentary • With Prince Philip • 1957 • 12 minutes
Please note that this film contains disturbing scenes of animal cruelty.
In the late 1956 the Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh went on a tour of Antarctica and the South Atlantic, which included visits to Graham Land, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Gough Island, Tristan de Cunha, St Helena, and Ascension Island. The film starts with shots of the arctic landscape and the Duke on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. We see him among fellow naval personnel who he spends the Christmas holidays with. In the course of his journey the Duke met scientists based in the region, and he visited Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave - receiving a warm welcome from local dignitaries and representatives of the local population.
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