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    A retrospective tribute to Queen Alexandra at time of her death.

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    Title reads: "... "a thousand claims to reverence close in her as Mother Wife and Queen" (Tennyson - adapted). Nation mourns Queen Alexandra - indefatigable in good works - beloved by all".

    A retrospective tribute to Queen Alexandra at time of her death in 1925.

    Queen Alexandra entering church, accompanied by a lady-in-waiting. She meets the vicar and walks past men who bow. We also see the Queen walking out of church.

    Intertitle reads: "For many years she personally presented "her" shamrock to Irish Guards on St. Patrick's day".

    MS Queen Alexandra presenting shamrock to soldier.

    Intertitle reads: "Never was there such a demonstration of devotion for any Royalty as on her own "Rose Day"."

    Shots of Queen Alexandra riding in open coach in procession on Rose Day, the coach passes crowds cheering, waving; and tossing roses to her (the coach is nearly full of flowers). CU Queen Alexandra leaning over side of coach, chatting to people.

    Intertitle reads: "She adored all animals ... dogs in particular".

    Queen Alexandra with a pack of foxhounds, she bends down to stroke them. Queen Alexandra talking to people, dogs run about them.

    Intertitle reads: "The last Pathe Gazette portrait taken when Her Majesty graciously came out of retirement at Sandringham to help the London Hospital".

    Queen Alexandra at fund-raising event for London Hospital. She throws a ball for fairground game. CU as she looks at caged birds. Shot of Queen Alexandra coming down steps and walking past line of applauding nurses. She greets them as she walks toward camera.

    American cataloguers' note: Queen Alexandra does not look anywhere near her age & always had the greatest fashion sense of any member of the British royal family in modern history.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:37:00 / 01:15:29:00
    ON 399 C

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