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    Wrest Park, Bedfordshire.

    King George VI walking along filed at Institute of Agricultural Engineering, pan with him. King stops and looks at tractor crane. CU. King, pan down to him watching man handling potatoes. CU. Demonstrator slicing cabbages. SCU. Beet harvester at work, pan to rear of machine. MS. King inspecting beet. MS. King treading on ground. LS. Lime spreader at work. LS. Tractor drawing experimental threshing machine, pan back to tractor. CU. King sitting in land rover, pan down to rear view of threshing machine with man standing on wheel. CU. Wheels of threshing machine revolving, pan up to operator in cabin, pan up to operator adjusting meter. MS. King looking at soil samples in jars. SCU. King lifting up jar. Replaces it on table. MS. Plough at work. MS. King watching. MS. Potato harvester at work. LS. King walking over ground towards plough. MS. King inspecting tractor - two shots. SCU. Plough at work, King watching. LS. The Institute building with rear view of King sitting in land rover in foreground. King drives off. SCU. King shaking hands with principals, pan to King inspecting wooden model of tractor and plough inside the building. CU. Model, pan up to King, then pan down to model again. CU. Model in operation. LS. Tractor crane in front of Institute building. MS. Driver operating tractor crane, pan to lorry. MS. A load of potatoes being lifted from back of the lorry, dropped onto ground. Potatoes emptied from net. Net lifted clear. Pan up with net. CU. Potatoes. MS. King looking at potatoes. King arriving in car, shakes hands with officials. They enter the building. LS. King walking through walled garden. MS. King inspecting fruit trees. MS. King watching tractor at work, pan to tractor. MS. King watching soil experiments, pan down to earth, pan up to machine. MS. King getting into land rover with officials. MS. Land rover driving away. LS. Land rover driven along road, pan to frost fan machine. MS. King watching, pan to fan revolving. MS. King talking to officials, pan up to wind director. MS. King talking with officials and watching products being weighed.

    (Mute Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 12/11/1948.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:02:00 / 01:14:22:00
    UN 2032 A
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    UN 2031 A
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    Science & Technology Trade & Industry Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Land Rover Defender
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