• Short Summary

    The Royal Family set out on their Tour of South Africa - they sail off on HMS Vanguard.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Goodbye to Snow - The Royal Departure".

    Scenes at Waterloo station, London and Portsmouth docks, Hampshire when the Royal family left for South Africa.

    LS Elevated views of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Princesses Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret shaking hands with friends and relatives. CU the Royal standard fixed on the front of the engine, with smoke swirling round it. LS Elevated view of the crowd waving as the train moved out of the platform and steams out of the station. The Royal party can be glimpsed through the window of a Pullman coach.

    LS MS The Royal car driving to the dockyard at Portsmouth through crowd lined streets. LS Elevated view of the Royal party alighting. MS Pan of the side of the Vanguard in dock. MS CU the King inspects a naval Guard of Honour. CU MS The Royal party is piped aboard the HMS Vanguard. Queen Mary, Duchess of Kent and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester are with them. MS Pan shot of all above posing on the deck of the Vanguard. LS MS Aerial views of the warship HMS Vanguard going out to sea with an escort of four destroyers.

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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:
    01:12:53:00 / 01:16:12:00

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