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  • Short Summary

    More footage of the funeral cortege of Queen Alexandra.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A nation's last tribute.

    L/S as the cortege moves slowly past Guards with their heads bowed, people stand at the sides with their umbrellas up.

    Intertitle - 'in striking contrast to pageantry of King Edward's funeral ..... the procession was a simple one, but nevertheless, as impressive.'

    More Guards walk past followed by various regiments and officers. The funeral procession moves slowly along. Various shots as they pass the Cenotaph, everything is covered in snow. Various shots as the regiments pass again, a military band plays. Various shots of the coffin on the carriage making its way along.

    Intertitle - 'by a strange coincidence, there were occasional bursts of snow as on the day when London first welcomed her in 1863.'

    Intertitle - '.... and for hours a vast queue braved the bitter cold to pay their last tribute to "Alexandra the loved."' L/S of the queues of people walking down the street, the camera pans across them, winding around corners. M/S as they walk along. M/S as pall bearers lift the coffin off the carriage. M/S of Guards standing to attention, L/S as the cortege passes. L/S of heavy snow, the Guards and mourners walk along through it. M/S of Guards with snow on their bearskin hats and wreaths.

    Intertitle - (repeated) 'In striking contrast to pageantry of King Edward's funeral .... the procession was a simple one, but nevertheless, as impressive.' M/S of soldiers with heads bowed as others walk past. M/S of a picture frame with the carriage and coffin moving through it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    432.16
    Media URN:
    19964
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:53:00 / 01:56:30:00
    Canister:
    G 1246

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