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Royal Journey

1951 54 min
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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. Stops on the royal tour include Québec City, the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the Trenton Air Force Base in Toronto, a performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Regina and visits to Calgary and Edmonton. The royal train crosses the Rockies and makes stops in several small towns. The royal couple boards HMCS Crusader in Vancouver and watches Native dances in Thunderbird Park, Victoria. They are then welcomed to the United States by …

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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. Stops on the royal tour include Québec City, the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the Trenton Air Force Base in Toronto, a performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Regina and visits to Calgary and Edmonton. The royal train crosses the Rockies and makes stops in several small towns. The royal couple boards 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.
  • director
    David Bairstow
    Gudrun Parker
    Roger Blais
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • script
    Leslie McFarlane
  • camera
    Osmond H. Borradaile
    Grant McLean
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • editing
    Ronald Dick
    Victor Jobin
    Betty Brunke
  • sound editing
    Kenneth Heeley-Ray
  • narrator
    Elwood Glover
  • music
    Louis Applebaum

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Ages 12 to 17
What is the role of the British Monarch (Queen Elizabeth) in Canadian government? Stage a parliamentary-style debate on the pros and cons of Canada severing its connection with the British monarchy.
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