Explorations • 51m
Directed by David Bairstow • Documentary • 1951 • 54 minutes
A documentary account of the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951 includes the pageantry of Québec City; the National War Memorial in Ottawa; the Trenton Air Force Base; Toronto; a performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Regina; Calgary and Edmonton. The royal train crosses the Rockies and makes stops in several small towns. The royal couple boards the HMCS Crusader in Vancouver and watches native dances in Thunderbird Park, Victoria. They are then welcomed to the United States by President Truman. The remainder of the journey includes visits to Montreal, the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, a steel mill in Sydney, Nova Scotia and Portugal Cove, Newfoundland.
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