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  • Short Summary

    The funeral of Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, is shown along with shots of her work.

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    Item title reads - "a thousand claims to reverence close in her as mother, wife and Queen." (Tennyson - adapted.) Nation mourns Queen Alexandra - indefatigable in good works beloved by all.

    M/S of Queen Alexandra under an awning, she shakes hands with a bishop and walks on, she smiles at the camera and people bow to her. M/S as she emerges again.

    Intertitle - 'For many years she personally presented "Her" shamrock to Irish Guards on St. Patrick's Day.' M/S as she stands next to military officers. M/S as she stands on a platform and gives a shamrock to an officer who salutes.

    Intertitle - 'She adored all animals .... dogs in particular.' M/S as she approaches the dogs at a hunt while crowds stand behind. M/S as she pets the dogs, various shots as they wag their tails. M/S of the hounds, she points and discusses them with a lady.

    Intertitle - 'The last Pathe Gazette portrait taken when Her Majesty graciously came out of retirement at Sandringham to help the London Hospital.' M/S as Queen Alexandra stands by a stall at the fair and throws a ball at a target. M/S as she walks around other parts of the fair with her lady-in-waiting. M/S as she walks down the steps of the hospital on the arm of a man, she greets the nurses and staff at the bottom. L/S of Sandringham with a policeman stood at the gate. Various shots of the house, M/S of the flag flying at half mast. M/S of the church, people walk about in front. M/S of the Union Jack flying at half mast on the church.

    Intertitle - 'Servants have kept vigil for every two hours by the coffin.' M/S of a man stood over Queen Alexandra's coffin which is covered in flowers. C/U of the flowers as the camera pans across and back again. L/S exterior of the church, the camera pans down to people walking down the steps under an archway.

    Intertitle - 'The old ladies of Castle Rising mourn her.' M/S as ladies in pointed black hats and capes emerge from an archway and walk along. M/S of the ladies stood in a line.

    Intertitle - 'The 81 carnations the schoolchildren saved for and had hoped to give her on her birthday, - now a wreath.' M/S of the schoolchildren holding the wreath of carnations in front of the church doors. Various shots of the wreath as it is carried into the church. M/S as Guards ride in procession pulling the coffin on a gun carriage, mourners walk behind, King George V is at the front. More carriages and mourners follow, some carry wreaths, policemen are amongst them.

    L/S of the cortege, Guards walk at either side of the coffin. Various shots of the funeral procession, people stand at the side and watch. M/S as the coffin enters some gates. M/S as the procession moves slowly along making an impressive sight. M/S of Guards carrying wreaths, they have snow on their bearskin hats, various shots of them in the snow. Various shots of the funeral procession. L/S as it passes the Cenotaph. Various shots as horses are led along. More shots of the procession made up of various regiments. L/S of the public forming a long queue to pay their respects.

    Note: there is a shorter orange tinted version with the same title and similar footage in *PM0432*.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:05:00 / 01:41:02:00
    G 1244

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