WATCH: Archive video shows Queen Mother opening Royal Naval War Memorial at Southsea

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It has dominated the western end of Southsea Common for more than 60 years.

The Royal Naval War Memorial is visited by thousands of people each year, and a vast crowd - including 16,000 relatives of sailors killed in action - were there to see it officially opened by the Queen Mother in 1953. The archive video is from the British Pathe library.