Gaumont British News item reflecting on the progress of the British Royal Family in the fifty years since the death of Queen Victoria.
Edward VII & Alexandra in carriage procession through crowds.
Edward & King Victor Emmanuel of Italy on yacht (yachting blazers etc.)
Gv of King Edward's car.
Front V. of modern car.
Wright brothers plane taking off. (1903)
Modern 4-engined aircraft.
George V coronation parade June 22, 1911
King George & Queen Many in India, receiving digitaries at Delhi durbar (December 1911)
Gv Kaiser Wilhelm reviewing guard of honour.
Heavy artillery piece firing.
King George at the Front,
King George V (in uniforn) with Queen Mary awarding and shaking hands with kilted Scots soldier
King George receiving salute of little boy
Infantry marching in parade through St James Gate ,London to commemorate the Armistice of November 1918
(though this may be the Victory parade which took place in July 1919)
man talking on apparatus on wall.
King George & Queen Mary seated in miniature train, little boy won't sit with King so little girl does. (Wembley exhibition 1924)
Train with King and others passes out of tunnel.
Noivember 30, 1936 Crystal Palace on fire (night)
Water Tower of Crystal palace collapsee /demolished after fire .
Guards pass in review in front of Buckingham Palace.
Edward VIII in Guard's uniform saluting.
May 12, 1937 George VI on balcony (in Coronation robes) with Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
George VI, Queen Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret in casual clothing outdoors.
George's brother the Duke of Kent, wife Marina and baby.
Blitzed buildings. (1939)
The Queen talking to working class kids.
King and Queen inspect wreckage (part of Buckingham Palace)
Radar Mast .
TV of Victory parade down Whitehall. ( 10 August 1945)
Royal family (Queen Mary,King George VI and wife Queen Elizabeth )
GV Armed Forces parading.
Model of 1951 Royal Festival Site.
King & Queen inspect Model & pan to Model site.
Princess Elizabeth, Philip Mountbatte and Princess Margaret ,at time of Elizabeth and Philip's engagement
King and Queen.
Princesses Elizabeth Margaret and Philip Joking about linking their arms together.
Elizabeth & Philip being married walking down aisle of Westminster abbey) ( 20 November 1947)
Elizabeth & Philip walking with Prince Charles baby carriage. (1948)
King, Queen, Princess Elizabeth Philip, Prince Charles (2 yrs), at Anne's christening, sitting in room (21 October 1950)
CU of Princess Anne.
Queen Mary sitting with Princess Elizabeth holding Anne.
Various shots of Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace/ close of statue of Queen
Victoria on memorial
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Background: Gaumont British News item reflecting on the progress of the British Royal Family in the fifty years since the death of Queen Victoria. Includes footage from the funeral of Queen Victoria.
Newsreel caption says the newsreel was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria (January 22, 1901)