• Short Summary

    Lord Willingdon unveils the statue of his predecessor Lord Irwin in New Delhi.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "New Delhi - INDIA PAYS HONOUR TO ONE OF HER GREATEST VICEROYS - Exclusive pictures by our cameraman now travelling in the East."

    New Delhi, India.

    Line of Indian troops on horseback presenting arms - camera pans to show the Viceroy Lord Willingdon on horseback. Low angle shot of the statue of Lord Irwin on a high pedestal being unveiled. Close up shot of the head.

    Lord and Lady Willingdon riding past camera in an open carriage. Lord Willingdon takes off his hat and waves. Coach stops and Lord and Lady Willingdon dismount. They take their seats on the dais surrounded by several officials. Indian man is standing in front of them reading something into microphone.

    Picture disappears here (01:52:17) but the sound continues until (01:52:40).

    (01:52:40) - (01:55:33) - CUTS FOR THE SAME STORY - MUTE

    Various shots of the officers and Lord Willingdon inspecting troops. Various shots of the march past. Several shots of Lord and Lady riding in carriage & seated on dais. Several shots of the statue - some close up shots of the face.

    Note: Voiceover says that this is the dais on which stood famous gold lion thrones used by the King and Queen at the Coronation Durbar in 1911.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:05:00 / 01:55:33:00

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