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  • Short Summary

    The King and Queen visit the Sierra Leone exhibit at the British Empire Exhibition.

  • Description

    The British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, London.

    M/S of two men clipping feathers from an ostrich, the bird has a cover over its head, spectators watch from behind a wire fence. M/S of two large, chauffeur driven cars passing a cheering crowd.

    Some seconds of white spacing.

    High angled shot of King George V and Queen Mary entering an African exhibit, surrounded by crowds of dignitaries and policemen, the King shakes hands and tips his hat at several people. M/S of the King and Queen (and entourage) passing a mud hut with the words - 'Sierra Leone' - painted on it. Various shots of the Royal entourage walking around the African exhibit - a lot of these shots are very unsteady, not very many good shots of the King and Queen.

    M/S of the King, Queen and entourage (consisting of lots of men in bowler hats) walking through the exhibition under large parasols held up by bare chested African men.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    342.08
    Media URN:
    24438
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:34:00 / 01:18:55:00
    Canister:
    G 1089

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The exhibition was held from 21 July - 30 August 1924.

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