The Silver Greyhound

United Kingdom, 1954

Film
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The work of the Queen’s Foreign Service messengers, who carry the diplomatic despatches from the Foreign Office in London to British embassies all over the world. In these modern times, we see how he journeys by air - where, for hundreds of years, his predecessors went by post-chaise or on horse-back. In those days, each man carried a pair of pistols and a sword. Today — an outsize passport, printed and bound in red. One thing only persists - the secret token once used as a pass-sign, a relic of the War of the Roses - the Silver Greyhound.

Credits

production company

Pathe Pictures

Duration

00:08:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28539

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Diplomatic and consular service

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Diplomats

History → Great Britain - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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