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    Coronation of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth - May 12th 1937

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    Full title reads: "PATHE GAZETTE - has the honour to present - The Coronation of - Their Majesties KING GEORGE VI and QUEEN ELIZABETH".


    Top shot (several shots) of the masses of people in streets of London. Several horse drawn carriages leaving Buckingham Palace and moving through the crowded street. Guardsmen, lined up in front of crowds, presenting arms as the coaches move past. Coronation coach leaving Buckingham palace with escort of horsemen - crowds cheer loudly. Various shots of the Coronation coach as it moves through the crowded streets. Several top shots of the long procession of groups and coaches moving through the crowded streets. More shots of the Coronation procession. Queen Mary in her coach is seen moving past camera. Royal coach moving through the streets with masses screaming. Coach stops at Westminster Abbey and King George VI (former Prince Albert Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (former Duchess of York, later Queen Mother) enter the Abbey.

    Intertitle: "The Crowning Ceremony within the Abbey."

    Dean of Westminster caries the Crown on a pillow from the altar. Archbishop of Canterbury takes the crown and places it on King's head. Congregation shouts: "God Save the King." Several shots of the King seated with crown on surrounded by priests. Fanfare announce the coronation.

    Queen Mary leaving the Abbey and gets into her coach. King and Queen leaving the Abbey. Royal coach moving through crowded London streets - masses cheer. Various shots (some top shots) of the Coronation procession with Royal coach, various other coaches and various troops from throughout the Empire.

    Huge crowds watching the Coronation procession. More shots of the procession. Prime Minster Mr Stanley Baldwin in Court dress waving from his coach. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, waving from her coach. King and Queen in their coach.

    Royal Family at balcony of Buckingham Palace waving to the crowds. King Queen, Princesses Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret, Queen Mary, and several others.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:14:00 / 01:44:07:00

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