Documentary about the life of King George VI and of the love within the royal family.
Reel 1. Title: "The King Who Loved His Family".
01:13:08 A history of the life of King George VI and of his royal family "united by love and respect." Various shots of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Elizabeth at Heathrow Airport. Crowds wave. Last film of King George VI, taken as he bid farewell to Philip and Elizabeth as they leave for Kenya. C/U of the King. Funeral of King Edward the VII - sailors and Grenadiers march with coffin. Prince Albert walks behind the cortege. George V gave his son a naval training. Various shots of Prince Albert on board naval vessels with his father, inspecting troops, walking amidst bomb damage etc. Aboard a yacht with his wife and father. George VI and Elizabeth stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day with Queen Mary. Crowds wave. The royal carriage is driven through crowds. The King and his wife make royal visits to factories. Quote from Winston Churchill about how Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) "sustained King George through all his toils and problems." Various shots of the royal couples. Inauguration of the Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. High angle L/S of a great many people standing on a playing field making the St George's flag through the colours of their outfits. Royal couple, possibly in New Zealand (looks like a visit to Rotorua with a Maori guide). Various shots of the couple arriving at unidentified locations. Crowds gather in front of Buckingham Palace to welcome the royal couple home. They stand on the balcony holding their baby daughter Elizabeth.
01:16:36 Montage featuring King and Queen attending various public functions. Shots of the family arriving at various events including the Highland Games. Family are driven through crowd lined streets in an open topped carriage. Shots of people learning of the death of George V by reading a notice on the gates of Buckingham Palace. Funeral of King George V. Section about King George VI's favourite project - holiday camps for boys from all kinds of homes. Panning shot of large group of boys singing a song which involves standardised arm movements. The King joins in - it is presumably the camp song. Idyllic family shots of the royals feeding the ducks.
01:19:00 King Edward VIII and Wallace Simpson (aka Wallis Simpson) are photographed - his abdication speech plays on the soundtrack. The Duke of York is crowned - various shots of the coronation. Crowds outside the Palace - royal family stand on the balcony. Various shots of large parades around Paris during royal visit.
01:20:09 Royal tour of Canada. Various shots of the royal couple arriving. United States of America - the White House. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) shake hands with President Roosevelt. Shot of the King and Queen sitting with President Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife and mother (presumably) in the sun outside the White House. C/U of newspaper advertising board: "Premier Flies to Hitler" from The Star newspaper. Chamberlain holds aloft the famous piece of paper - the peace accord. Men dig trenches (for shelters?) in the middle of London. Montage of war footage - barrage balloons, anti aircraft guns being fired at night