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    The Prince of Wales receives honours at a French military ceremony.

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    Various footage of Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor). Prince receives honours at French military ceremony: he is made First Class Soldier of St. Cyr and member of first platoon of French Army's first Battalion.

    Full titles read: '"First Class Soldier of St. Cyr - and member of first platoon of France's first Battalion", signal honour conferred on the Prince of Wales during visit to France's "Sandhurst".'


    French military band (drums in front) play; standing in courtyard. Shot looking across courtyard at HRH holding salute; in FG French soldiers hold flags. Wide shot in park French soldiers marching. HRH watches; saluting; French officers stand behind him. French troops marching.

    Back in Britain, HRH and what looks like his brothers the Duke of York (Prince Albert, King George VI) and Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester) meeting sailors on ship.

    Shot from high window of royal motorcade driving past huge crowd in square in Manchester. HRH w/ 2 men walking in park; entering bldg. HRH etc. walking down path past children who wave flags. Shot of unidentified elderly Admiral in full dress uniform ; shaking hands w/ people;; accompanied. by mayor in robe; medallion. Same man riding in car in procession. Ship Gayano(?) in harbour at Bristol. HRH & others walk down ramp (he is to open an extension of Royal Edward Dock. HRH inspects boy cadets on dock. Wide shot old sailing ship Worcester; used for training; in harbour at Greenhithe. (Title says HRH attends Prize Day on ship & gets extra holiday for the boys.) Dim shot HRH meeting officer. HRH is rowed away from ship.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:03:00 / 01:38:17:00
    ON 476 C

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