Reel 1. Commentary written by Commander Stephen King-Hall R.N. (Ret'd.) Produced by Frederick Watts. Assistant - Charles R. Martin. Recordist - George Newberry. Commentator - Roy de Groot. Musical Accompaniment by the Pathe Symphony Orchestra under the direction of M. de Wolfe. Official War Photographs reproduced by permission of the Imperial War Museum.
Tower of London. Various views. Changing of the Guards. Jubilee celebrations of 1935. King George V and Queen Mary in royal carriage drive to St Paul's Cathedral. Crowds line the streets. The King and Queen enter the Cathedral. Still photograph of the couple. Gates of Buckingham Palace. Royal family on the balcony. Crowds wave. King George radio speech over images of radio masts, and means of communication - montage. BBC Broadcasting House. Snow scenes, desert, seascape. Notices of the death of King George are posted on railings of Buckingham Palace. Funeral. King Edward VIII and funeral procession. Gates of Sandringham. Royal Naval College at Dartmouth - men stand to attention. Men shovelling coal into a furnace.
Duke of York (later King George VI) with his father inspecting a fleet at Scapa Flow. His naval history is described. Boats on the high seas. Battle of Jutland. HMS Collingwood. Ships fire torpedoes and salvos. Conflict at sea. Royal Naval Air Service. King George V and his two sons visit troops. King unveils a memorial for the battle of Jutland at Portsmouth. Montage of material featuring the Duke of York. Leaving church. George Robey at a fete. Honorary degrees being awarded at Cambridge to Lloyd George, Bonar Law, Sir Austen Chamberlain and Lord Beatty are seen. 1923 - Duke of York proposes to Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyons. Home of her parents (Glamis Castle) - Lord and Lady Strathmore and the parents themselves shaking hands with people.
Royal wedding - couple being taken to Westminster Abbey in royal carriage. Procession of choirboys. Crowds wave. Couple arrive on the balcony. Queen Mary joins them. The royal couple are driven off. Public engagements. With Baden Powell and boy scouts, unveiling Five Sisters window at York Minster. Caledonian Festival at Bushey. Scottish country dancing. Children are presented with prizes by the Queen.
Note: see separate records for reels 2,3 and 4.