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  • Short Summary

    King and Queen of Italy are given a warm welcome on their visit to England.

  • Description

    London (?).

    M/S of policemen trying to stop a crowd of eager onlookers, mainly children, from spilling onto the road from a pavement. M/S of a chauffeur driven car pulling up next to the awning covered entrance of a grand hotel, two high ranking officers step out of the car and salute as King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy gets out, the King takes the arm of his wife and they enter the hotel. Various shots of policemen standing amongst a crowd of waving children.

    After a few seconds of white spacing, high angled shot of the King, accompanied by several officers, getting out his car and shaking hands with several official looking men, they go up some steps passing a cheering crowd.

    M/Ss of the King and entourage walking around a museum - could be the British Museum. More seconds of white spacing. L/S of the King coming down the steps of a large building with columns (the British Museum?), he gets into his car and drives off, once again passing a cheering crowd.

    M/S of the King and Queen getting out of their car, they pass a large crowd before laying a large wreath at the base of a memorial (the Cenotaph?). High ranking officers in ceremonial uniforms salute the King and Queen as they return to their car. M/S of the King and Queen and entourage climbing into their cars.

    M/S of the King and Queen of Italy on board a ship being greeted by various British officials in ceremonial uniforms, we see the Royal Party come down the gang plank. C/U of a man in a judges wig reading a speech to the King. M/S of the Royal couple, the King reads a speech to the group of British Officials.

    Note: there are several Gazette stories showing the Italian King's visit - this is the longest and most detailed.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:55:00 / 01:31:11:00
    G 1089

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