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Princess Elizabeth at Coventry and Oxford

Duration: 06:50

First broadcast: 12 March 1949

Devastated during the Blitz, Coventry welcomes Princess Elizabeth, who has arrived to mark the regeneration of the city. She inaugurates a new civic scheme, lays the foundation stone of a shopping centre and visits an open-air display of cars and aircraft.

This newsreel also shows the princess receiving an honorary degree at Oxford University, where she watches a masque performed by the dramatic society and a horse.

Available since: Fri 15 Feb 2013

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Television Newsreel 12/03/1949

News roundup, featuring a report on Princess Elizabeth's visit to Coventry. (1949)

First broadcast: 12 Mar 1949

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