• Short Summary

    Whole world horrified by alleged assanination attempt on our beloved King's life as his Majesty rides in procession after presenting new colours to Guards in Hyde Park.

  • Description

    STILL Arrest of man (George Andrew McMahon) who threw revolver at King Edward VIII

    People running down street.
    Gen. view pan. down Bow Street Police Station.
    Semi view of crowd waiting outside Police Stn.
    Semi view and CU of woman walking towards (who was supposed to have helped disarm arrested man)
    Long view of crowd waiting outside Bow Street Police station.
    Car past

    Semi view interviewing photographer Mr Bush who took pictures of arrest SOT
    Q: (Will you tell us what Happened?)

    A: Immediately below Wellington Arch I noticed a disturbance in the crowd and I saw three policemen arresting a man, immediately he was clear of the crowd I took my picture.

    Q: did it look like an attempt on the King's life?

    A: Well it happened so quickly that it was all over in a few seconds that I cannot possibly form any opinion.

    Q: Were you close enough to see what the man was like?

    A: Well I was some distance away, but I should say that he was a middle aged man, bald headed and wearing a grey suit. But I thought the most remarkable thing of all was the way in which the King continued on his way at the head of his troops as if nothing had happened.
    Background: Whole world horrified by alleged assanination attempt on our beloved King's life as his Majesty rides in procession after presenting new colours to Guards in Hyde Park.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5IF9AZDLYZXLORIY2RZM5ZMR6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IF9AZDLYZXLORIY2RZM5ZMR6
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1936
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    ROYAL / CRIME: Attack on King Edward VIII ROYAL / CRIME: Attack on King Edward VIII

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