• Short Summary

    King Edward VIII inspects the navy and marines at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The King and his navy. Tour of inspection at Portsmouth.

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    L/S of King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) walking along Vernon pier which is lined with soldiers, he salutes as he climbs into a motorboat and sets off. L/S as it speeds along, M/S of sailors watching from H.M.S. "Amazon". M/S as the King salutes.

    L/S of sailors and cadets lined up as the King inspects them at Whale Island. M/S of Royal Marines at Eastney barracks. Lieutenant General Sir Richard Foster, Adjutant General of the Royal Marines, walks along with the King as he inspects the men. He gets into position to watch the march past. The band play 'A life on the Ocean Wave' as they march. L/S as they give King Edward three cheers.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:45:00 / 01:08:55:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    I am the grandson of the then Lieutenant General Sir Richard Foster, Adjutant- General RM, featured in your film "The King and his Navy" of 1936.
    I was born in 1940 and my brother in 1943.
    Our father Mervyn Atchison Foster, was killed in 1944
    I am about to buy a copy of your film.

    I cannot see from your site how I may obtain copies of the stills from that film which you feature separately.

    Please tell me how I may obtain them.

    Thank you.

    Richard Mervyn Foster.

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