• Short Summary

    King Amanullah and Queen Souriya visit various ships in Portsmouth, including HMS Victory.

  • Description

    Full titles read: 'Afghan King's day with Royal Navy - King Amanullah... during crowded day... visits "Nelson's Victory".'

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    L/S of King Amanullah and Queen Souriya of Afghanistan walking down the gangplank of HMS Victory, accompanied by members of their entourage.

    Intertitle reads: "...enters Gun turret during visit to H.M.S. Tiger..."

    High angle L/S of the group walking across the deck of HMS Tiger; other ships in Portsmouth harbour can be seen in the background. A man from the entourage climbs down into a gun turret (the King must be in there already!). M/S of the massive guns on the ship moving round. King Amanullah is seen climbing out of the turret as photographers snap away and a cameraman cranks his handle.

    Intertitle reads: "...and enjoys thrill of underwater trip in L22."

    M/S of the royal group on the upper deck of an L22 submarine; L/S of the submarine going past; M/S of King Amanullah looking through binoculars. L/S of the sub submerging.

    Note: this is a yellow nitrate print, transferred as black and white.

    Clip includes a young John Wallace Linton as a Sub-Lieutenant.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:00:00 / 01:38:25:00
    G 1487

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