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  • Short Summary

    King George V, Queen Mary and Marshal Foch enjoy the Royal Tournament at Olympia.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Royal Tournament. King and Queen pay official visit - Marshal Foch, who was specially invited, enjoyed wonderful display. Olympia, London.

    L/S as Marshal Foch and other officers walk down a line of Guards stood to attention. L/S as a few soldiers in tricorn hats pull a cannon, they are followed by men carrying the cannon balls. M/S of Marshal Foch sat on a balcony between King George V and Queen Mary. M/S of soldiers in white uniforms riding on horses pulling a gun carriage.

    M/S of King George chatting to Marshal Foch while Queen Mary watches the display. M/S of oxen pulling a large gun carriage, a man whips them as they go by, they are followed by soldiers marching. M/S of the royal party again. L/S as the camera pans across the soldiers and cannons. L/S of the royal party, Marshal Foch speaks to the Queen, and the King stands up and shakes the Marshal's hand before they all move off. M/S of Marshal Foch chatting to the Queen again, they all applaud the displays and watch seriously.

    M/S of military personnel stood in the stadium, the camera pans across to the watching crowds. Various shots as they all ride or march along and the King and Queen watch from the balcony. Two armoured vehicles full of soldiers drive along pulling gun carriages. Representatives from various countries of the Empire ride past. M/S as an elephant pulls a gun carriage, soldiers march after it. Oxen pull gun carriages. Various regiments from different countries parade past. M/S of explosions and smoke, soldiers run on and collect things laying on the ground. M/S as people ride past on camels and horses. M/S as Marshal Foch inspects a line of Guards. Various shots of the parade.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:48:08 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:50:00 / 01:51:52:00
    G 1196

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