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    King George VI visits the cheering Eighth Army in North Africa, talks with the commanding officers, knights an Air Marshal at an RAF operational station, confers the Victoria Cross upon a Gurkha officer, talks to nurses and wounded at the general hospital, sleeps in a captured Italian caravan, flies over battlefields between Tripoli and Algiers, meets with generals, and takes a cruiser to newly peaceful Malta to see how the tiny island had suffered

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Royal Tour of the Mediterranean: The King in Africa and Malta

    NORTH AFRICA:
    EXT

    MALTA:
    EXT

    AFRICA King visits 8th,Army & Malta(See George VI card)

    ALEXANDER GENERAL W.King & other Gens.in Africa

    BELLS Bell tower in Malta

    BOMBS Damage in Malta inspected by King

    BROADHURST A/V/M (MALTA) Meets King at African airfield King

    CARAVANS King George VI sleeps in capd. Italian C'van in Africa

    CROWDS. Cheer King in Malta

    DOUGLAS SHOLTO AIR MARSHAL (C-in-C Fighter Command) W. King & others in Africa

    EISENHOWER, General. Meets King in Africa

    FLAGS. On mast of French M.L. & in streets of Malta

    FRANCE NAVAL King leaves Africa on Fr. M.L.(Tri-colour) on mast

    GEORGE VI KING OF ENGLAND. VISITS 8TH. ARMY & MALTA..In Africa tours long lines of men in car w. MONTGOMERY..Meets Tedder-S. Douglas & Gen Wilson..Knights Sir John Liddell..Meets A/V/M. Broadhurst..Invests Gurkha officer..Visits Nurses & Wounded..sleeps in captured Italian caravan..Meets Eisenhower & Alexander..Boards French M.L. & taken out to "AURORA" arrives in Malta harbour Tours streets..visits dock-yard..plenty of crowd cheering meets A/V/M. Parkes etc meets Lord Gort

    GORT, General Viscount (Lord). Meets King on Arrival in Malta

    INVESTITURES (Miscellaneous) Gurkha officer rec. V.C.From King In N.Africa

    LIDDELL SIR JOHN Knighted by King in Africa

    MALTA VISITED BY KING GEORGE VI JUNE 1943...Arrives on AURORA scenes in harbour..crowds & sailors on ship cheer..Rec'd By Gort..scenes ashore Bell tower..wreckage etc..visits dockyard..Talks to A.V.M. PARKES & Catholic Archbishop..drives thru.lines of troops & civilians..Man on lamp-post cheers & blow kisses..flags in town..etc etc

    MAP. Map of Malta & N. Africa Mediterranean area

    MILITARY BRITISH King visits Troops in Malta & Africa....Monty-Tedder Eisenhower-S. Douglas-Wilson-Broadhurst-Alexander also seen

    MONTGOMERY LT.GENERAL Tours 8th. Army w. King in car

    NATIVES. King inspects GURKHA Regt.Invests officer w.V.C.

    NAVAL King travels to Malta on cruiser AURORA

    NAVAL arr.in Malta harbour

    NURSES. w. wounded soldiers visit by King in Africa

    PARK A/V/M. (Malta) Sir Keith Explains air power of Malta to King

    TEDDER, Air Chief Marshal. W.King & other Gens. in Africa

    (THAPPA) THAPPURAM-LAL BAHADUR (V.C. of Indian Gurkha Rifles) Receives V.C. from King in N.Africa.

    V.C.s (Victoria Cross). King invests GURKHA officer with Victoria Cross - Bahudar Thappa

    WILSON, General SIR HENRY MAITLAND (C in C British Troops in Egypt). W.King & other Gens.in Africa

    Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur William Tedder, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, World War Two, World War II, WWII, Second World War, war, Axis, Allies, Benito Mussolini, Supreme Commander Allied Forces Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, United States Army, Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, Battle of Malta, Royal Air Force
    Background: King George VI visits the cheering Eighth Army in North Africa, talks with the commanding officers, knights an Air Marshal at an RAF operational station, confers the Victoria Cross upon a Gurkha officer, talks to nurses and wounded at the general hospital, sleeps in a captured Italian caravan, flies over battlefields between Tripoli and Algiers, meets with generals, and takes a cruiser to newly peaceful Malta to see how the tiny island had suffered

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4G333Q89S52DA57ZEO308D56I
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G333Q89S52DA57ZEO308D56I
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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