• Short Summary

    The Imperial Conference in Ottawa is opened. Stanley Baldwin speaks.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Ottawa, Canada. 'A New Page of History' H.M. the King. The Imperial Conference - with representatives of every Government of British Commonwealth in council - opened with impressive ceremony by Gov-General the Earl of Bessborough."

    Ottawa, Canada.

    Delegates for the Imperial Conference gather outside.

    Interior (what looks like the House of Commons chamber in Canadian Parliament building). Delegates stand as the Governor General, the Earl of Bessborough walks towards the speakers chair.

    The Governor General reads a message from King George V.

    M/S of the Governor as he reads the speech wishing good luck to all the delegates.

    Wide shot Chamber. Governor bows to delegates who bow back. He then leaves the chair.

    M/S Stanley Baldwin, leader of the British delegation speaks. Next to him is Neville Chamberlain. Baldwin proposes Canadian Prime Minster be appointed Chair of Conference.

    Wide shot of the Chamber as the delegates applaud.

    The Canadian PM speaks from the Chair about the history of the Empire. He sits down to applause.

    Wide shot of the Chamber. Baldwin speaks again (not such a close shot). He talks about the aims of the Conference and economy in World prices.
    Spelling for search purposes: Chamberlin

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:25:00 / 01:31:50:00

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