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Back in time: Queen Elizabeth II opens Deas Island Tunnel (VIDEO)

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Jack Hauen Jul 18, 2016 1:38 am

On July 15, 1959, a 33-year-old Queen Elizabeth II presided over the opening of the Deas Island (now George Massey) Tunnel.

The video definitely has a ’50s feel to it, as regal music plays over blurry black-and-white footage of a bunch of vaguely important-looking white people stepping out of nice cars and shaking hands.

Some remarks are given, people pretend to care, and then the Queen cuts the ribbon herself!

 


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Jack Hauen
Jack is a fourth-year UBC student, coordinating editor of The Ubyssey, and two golden retrievers in a human suit.

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