• Short Summary

    A Silver Replica of the Belfry of Mons in Belgium is to be a jubilee gift for the King and Queen.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "A Gift To His Majesty - Presentation of Silver Replica of Mons Belfry".

    Mons, Belgium.

    VS Prince Charles of Belgium walks to podium in front of Town Hall. VS of ceremony as earth from the British war cemeteries is placed inside silver model of the Mons Belfry by the Prince and the British Ambassador Sir Esmond Ovey. This model will be a Jubilee gift from the Belgian people to the British King and Queen. The British National Anthem is played and flags are lowered. VS of ceremony. LS of belfry and MS of replica. MS of speeches. VS around the square which is filled with parading troops and WWI veterans.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2957.22
    Media URN:
    84984
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1935
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:31:00 / 01:24:46:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 20

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The ceremony seen here took place in early November 1935. A short newspaper article from the era appears here.....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/75238309

    This enables a change to the clip's current date range of 1930-39.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Great. Thanks.

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