• Short Summary

    A montage of footage showing King Edward VIII from his childhood to present day.

  • Description

    Item title reads - King Edward VIII.

    Various locations.
    This item looks at the role of King Edward VIII when he was Prince of Wales, from the early years to present day.

    M/S of King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) when he was Prince of Wales stood with his father, they are wearing naval uniforms, M/S of King George V. M/S of a photograph showing baby Edward being held by his father. Various photographs of Edward when he was a boy, aged 6 and 10, and one of him with King Edward VII and King George V. Various shots of his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1911. M/S of the Prince at 17 laying a foundation stone.

    M/S of him in uniform during the First World War, stood with other soldiers in a field. M/S of him reviewing naval cadets. Various shots of him on tour in Africa and South America where he was an ambassador for British trade. M/S as he holds up a dead chicken and laughs. Various shots of him surf boarding and golfing, also riding in a steeplechase where he takes a bad fall. M/S of the Prince in Scotland wearing the Stuart tartan. M/S as he lays a wreath on the cenotaph in London and salutes. C/U profile as he salutes again.

    Note: the commentary is American.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:52:00 / 01:51:58:00

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