• Short Summary

    People gather at Sandringham and Buckingham Palace to wait for news of King George V, then pay their respects after they learn he has died.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Passing of King George V. Scenes at Sandringham and in London.

    M/S's of people approaching Buckingham Palace and reading the notice pinned to the gate regarding the health of King George V. M/S of a small group of people gathered outside the gates at Sandringham in Norfolk, people approach from the road to read the notice. Various shots of Sir John Simon, Lord Hailsham and Ramsay MacDonald at Wolferton Station, they have gathered for a Privy Council meeting, they get in a car, various shots as it drives away.

    L/S of a large crowd of people gathered outside Buckingham Palace in the dark after the announcement of the King's death, the camera pans across them, most look subdued or stunned. L/S of the church at Sandringham where his body was taken. L/S of royal servants gathering to pay tribute. Various shots of flags flying at half mast, including one on the Houses of Parliament. People gather to watch 70 cannons fired in Hyde Park.

    Note: the last part of this item is missing, it relates to King Edward VIII arriving for Privy Council Meeting.

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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:
    01:39:48:00 / 01:41:40:00

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