This film, made in 1953, gives an account of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2nd. Narrated by Laurence Olivier, the viewer is taken from scenes of the British countryside, to events leading up to the day itself.
There follows views of the procession to Westminster Abbey, followed by an edited version of the Coronation ceremony. We are shown Her Majesty`s entrance, the crowning, then the departure into the the streets of London.
Then comes a magnificent parade featuring the Armed Forces and guests, both from Britain and overseas, concluding with a wonderful sequence of Her Majesty on horseback.
The narration is, at times, rather "over-the-top" also, no image of industrial Britain is shown. Regarding the parade, one gets a little weary of hearing "Soldiers of the Queen!" All this apart, it is a wonderful film, and will prove invaluable both to historians and future generations.