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The Queen's 1959 visit to Gander, Nfld. (no audio)

On Feb. 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was proclaimed Queen of Canada. Her spectacular coronation in Westminster Abbey the following year was heard by millions on the radio and was the first ever to be televised. When she visited Canada in 1951, 1957, 1959 and 1964, Elizabeth left an indelible mark on Canadians coast to coast.

Silent film footage of Queen Elizabeth's arrival in Gander to start the royal visit.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: June 19, 1959
Guest(s):
Duration: 5:34

Last updated: May 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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