• Short Summary

    King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) inspects the fleet in Portland, Dorset.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The King with the Fleet.

    Portland, Dorset.

    L/S as men brush away flood water, the camera pans across crowds waiting, M/S as the royal car drives through. M/S of H.M.S. "Nelson" in the dock. L/S of the fleet, the camera pans across them. M/S as King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) inspects the men on one ship then salutes as he walks down the steps. Various shots of the Admiral's barge taking him from one ship to another.

    M/S as he walks into a big room on the "Courageous" and sits down for a concert. M/S of sailor performing hornpipe, M/S of sailor dressed as belly dancer. M/S of two doing Russian dance.

    L/S of the ships. Various shots as the King boards ships in the submarine flotilla. Various shots as he gets on the barge. L/S of Destroyers, the camera pans across them. M/S of the King on H.M.S. "Campbell", he carries out an inspection of the men. M/S as the Admiral's barge sails away.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:54:00 / 01:45:44:00

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