• Short Summary

    Solemn journey from Sandringham to Westminster for the the King George VI's coffin.

  • Description

    GV. Mary Magdalen Church, Sandringham, Norfolk. LV. Crowds lining route from church to station. CU. Woman Zoom into medal. LV. Cortege coffin on gun carriage of King's Troops, Royal Horse Artillery escorted by King's Company of Grenadiers, making way to Wolferton Station. SV. Pan Cortege, and Duke of Gloucester and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, following. SV. Women looking on. LV. Mourners in procession. MV. Crowd. LV. Cortege coffin surmounted by Imperial Crown, en route to station. MV. Pan, Cortege. MV. Pan, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret in car into station. CU. Wolferton notice. GV. Crowd around station. SV. Flag at half-mast. MV. Steam engine of train. LV. Special train pulls out. SV. Pan hearse coach on train. MV. Crowd. LV. Train under way.
    SV. Big Ben showing 2.50 p.m. SV. Guard of Honour marching towards Palace Yard, Westminster. GV. Crowd. LV. Guard marching into Palace Yard. CU. Women drinking hot drink. GV. King's Cross Station with flag at half-mast. LV. Royal train drawing into station. CU Woman crying in crowd. LV. Queens and Princess on platform - 2 Dukes off train. SV. Coffin with Imperial Crown being taken from carriage by Guardsmen. MV. Royal party looking on. SV. Pan Pallbearers, carrying coffin across platform. MV. Dukes of Gloucester and Edinburgh move off to follow coffin, Queen Mother and Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret wait ready. CU. Pan Coffin moving off. LV. Pan Queens and Princess across platform. SV. Towards and Pan, Cortege through Aldwych. LV. Two dukes following. CU. Woman with rainhood. GV. MV. Cortege moving from Strand to Whitehall. SV. Guards and Dukes following coffin. CU. Woman wiping eyes. GV. Cortege passing Cenotaph. GV. Cortege nearing Palace Yard. SV. Towards and pan, Cortege turning into Palace Yard - Dukes following.
    CU. Big Ben showing 4.10 p.m. LV. Queen Mary, Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II waiting at Westminster Hall. SCU. Pan Cortege moving across yard. SV. Pan Dukes following. SV. B.V. Cortege approaching Hall. LV. Royal party waiting. SV. Coffin being carried by Grenadier Guards. GV. Coffin into Westminster Hall. MV. Crowd. LV. Empty gun-carriage being drawn away. Still of Lying-in-State of King George VI. (Orig.Neg.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:48:00 / 01:42:36:00

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