• Short Summary

    New King of Belgium, Leopold III rides through the Capital to meet his Parliament.

  • Description

    Title missing - there is only soundtrack - music starts at (01:00:08) & picture starts at (01:00:23).

    Paperwork states that full title should read: "THE OATH OF FIDELITY." This is not the funeral story.

    Brussels, Belgium.

    New King of Belgians Leopold III, on horseback, meets the Burgermaster at the Palace Gate a day after the Funeral of King Albert of Belgium. Crowd cheers. Young King rides through crowded streets of Brussels to the Chamber of Deputies. Picture disappears for several seconds while sound remains. People use periscopes to be able to see the new King. King rides through the crowded streets. King stops in front of the Chamber of Deputies - Belgian Parliament. He dismounts and shakes hands with several men.

    King leaving the building after taking the Oath of Allegiance, he shakes hands with several people and rides back to the Palace. People cheer on the way. Picture disappears again for the several seconds - the sound remains. When the picture reappears King is seen entering the palace gate. Crowds in front of Palace cheer. Picture disappears again while cheering lasts for several more seconds.

    Note: Story "THE FUNERAL OF KING ALBERT OF BELGIUM" is missing and this is the story "THE OATH OF FIDELITY".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:08:00 / 01:02:22:00

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