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    Compilation of footage showing King George V at various events and functions.

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    25 (Twenty-five) Years As King.

    Compilation of footage of King George V and others of the Royal Family - various locations of events.

    Royal (?) yacht coming under open bridge cuts through ribbon. Crowds watch. Shots of King George V and Queen Mary on board with others. King and Queen meet men (workers?) at docks. King and Queen ascend from car or carriage on arrival at an event. Queen with Prince Albert (Duke of York) and Duchess of York (Queen Mother) looking round an exhibition. King and Queen walking with entourage past guard of honour; King cuts a ribbon with some scissors (opening ceremony). Pan across crowds. Royal family in car. L/S of royals arriving at dais. M/S of King making speech; cutaways to crowds watching (1930s). Curtains being lifted to reveal an archway or tunnel entrance. Queen looking on from behind rain-splattered window. Launched ship moving down slipway and into water.

    King at sports events. Shaking hands with rugby or football players; watching tennis match with Queen (at Wimbledon?); meeting players at cricket match. Crowds. Royal car arrives at race track (?); King and Queen get out, followed by Duke and Duchess of York. King and Queen on balcony. Horse racing. King meets football players on pitch. Football match. Prime Minister David Lloyd George in crowd, waving hat. Spectators rush on to pitch. King presents trophy cup to winners.

    Top shot of carriages moving over Westminster (?) Bridge. King and Queen in ceremonial dress at London event, walking past crowds. King and Queen in normal dress in open carriage and going inside buildings. Another ceremonial dress event. Several shots of buildings and the Tyne Bridge (?) - could be illustrating royals at opening of these places. More footage of the royals at functions and opening ceremonies. L/Ss of Buckingham Palace garden party. Royals in carriage being driven along race course and chatting with friends on balcony. Trooping of the Colour; King in bearskin hat salutes marching guards. Royals in ornate coach leaving the Palace.

    Duke and Duchess of York, King George V and others on board yacht or sailing ship, in casual clothes. King in cloak and tam o'shanter inspects Scottish regiment. Shots of Balmoral (?); Royals arriving in car. Country church. Windsor Castle. Ornate gate. Sandringham (?). Various shots of radio aerials and transmitter stations. People switching on large radiogram and and listening to them (1930s). Others listen on small transistor sets with headphones. Scenic shots. More radio transmitting equipment - final shot of King George V superimposed over wreath with crown and backed with Union Jack flag.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1935
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:11:51:00

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