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  • Short Summary

    King George V opens the British Empire Exhibition.

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    Wembley, London.

    Title: "State Opening of BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION by H.M. The King".

    High angled L/S of King George V's carriage entering the exhibition site accompanied by a troop of Royal Horse Guards, they pass more soldiers and a large crowd of onlookers. L/S of packed spectator stands, a row of soldiers on horseback play a fanfare on trumpets, a battalion of soldiers in busbies stand to attention. L/S of the King and entourage passing the cheering crowds in the stands.

    High angled shot of the King and Queen Mary stepping out of a carriage and up some steps onto a raise platform, they appear to be accompanied by several, if not all, of the Princes. Panning shots of rows of soldiers standing to attention on the pitch of Wembley Stadium, the terraces are full. High angled shot of the King saluting the soldiers from the platform, behind him stands Edward, the Prince of Wales and other dignitaries in ceremonial robes. M/S of the King reading a speech. M/S of soldiers firing cannons. M/S of dignitaries and Royals on the platform. Low angled shot of biplanes flying over the stadium in formation. Various shots of nurses and members of the armed services marching around the pitch.

    Good M/S of the King and Queen climbing into their carriage. High angled shot of the Royal carriage and their entourage of soldiers leaving the stadium. L/S of the Royal procession passing cheering crowds in stadium.

    Note: a short version of this story exits with different titles and some alternative shots, titled - STATE OPENING OF BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION (short version) - also in G 1079. AH 2000.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:48:00 / 01:31:30:00
    G 1079

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