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  • Short Summary

    The Duke and Duchess of York visit Northern Ireland.

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    Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Title: "Visit of the DUKE & DUCHESS of YORK to NORTHERN IRELAND".

    Good C/U of Prince Albert and Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) sitting in the back of an open topped car. L/S of two cars driving through city streets lined with cheering crowds.

    M/S of a procession of people - including the Duke and Duchess - dressed in academic caps and gowns passing a crowd. M/S of the Duke and Duchess passing a section of crowd. M/S of an outdoor religious service, the Duke and Duchess stand amongst several important looking men in gowns and cassocks singing hymns. M/S of the Duke and Duchess laying wreaths on a memorial. High angled shot of a crowd surrounding the Duke as he lays some cement on a foundation stone, after the ceremony the crowd give three cheers.

    Various shots of the Royal car driving through crowd lined street, bunting and flags hang over head, the car stops in front of a battalion of troops. Panning shot follows the Duke and Duchess accompanied by a Mayor and various dignitaries walking past a crowd. L/S of a grand domed building, pan over Belfast skyline. High angled shot of a convoy of Royal cars passing crowds outside the domed building.

    Following several seconds of black spacing, intertitle: "A RIGHT ROYAL WELCOME. Duke of York and his charming Duchess 'capture all hearts' in loyal Ulster during State Visit".

    Another version of the same stories follows - it is almost identical to the first.

    Second version contains more shots of the foundation stone laying ceremony. Panning L/S of a war memorial being unveiled by Prince Albert (Duke of York) in front of a large crowd. M/S of the Duke and Duchess walking away from the memorial with an entourage of officials and military dignitaries. M/S of Elizabeth (Duchess of York, later Queen Mother) being presented with a bouquet of flowers by a man in a wheel chair.

    L/S of a ship flying signal flags a sea. Panning shot of the ship, smaller vessels sail near by it. M/S of a party of Naval officers standing on the deck as the ship sails past the camera. C/U of the Duke and Duchess walking along the ship's deck followed by naval officers, their wives and other officials.

    More C/Us of the Duke and Duchess sitting in the back of their car. L/S of the Royal cars driving down suburban street lined with cheering crowds. Panning M/S of the Duke and Duchess with several Naval officers and their wives sitting on chairs arranged on a lawn for a formal group photograph. M/S of the Duke and Duchess chatting to some of the officers and their wives.

    More shots of the cars driving through crowd lined streets. M/S of the Duke and Duchess, dressed in academic robes, entering a cathedral accompanied by Naval and Military Officers and other dignitaries. M/S of the Royal car stopping in front of a crowd, the Duke gets out and shakes hands with men in mayoral chains, the Duke presents some sort of shiny box to the men (not clear what it is exactly - obscured by surrounding crowd). M/S of crowds waving as the Duke's car drives away followed by the Duchess' car.

    M/S of the Duke's car arriving in front of the war memorial, the Duke of York (Prince Albert) shakes hands with two men in ornate academic robes before he turns to the camera and salutes. M/S of the Duchess of York (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother) shaking hands with the robed men. M/S of the Duke inspecting two rows of troops, he is accompanied by several high ranking officers. M/S of the Duke and Duchess looking over a balcony with a large Union Jack draped over it. More shots of the Duke inspecting troops.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:49:00 / 01:35:16:00
    G 1105

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