• Short Summary

    Belgium votes about the future of their monarchy in a Constitutional Referendum.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Constitutional Crisis Faces Belgium".

    Belgium and Switzerland.

    Belgium votes about the future of their monarchy in a Constitutional Referendum.

    VS of Exiled King Leopold of Belgium with the Duke of Windsor (previously King Edward VIII) and Duchess of Windsor (formerly Mrs Wallis Simpson). (Footage from 49/3)

    SV Giant poster - 'Votez Non'. SV Poster - 'Votez Oui'. GV Elevated procession carrying banners marching through Brussels street. SV Pan procession of people carrying banners. SV People leaving polling station. SV Two campaigners walking through crowd wearing 'Non' posters. SV Old woman being wheeled up to polling booth. MV Interior polling booth. Woman putting paper into box. SV Man in uniform putting voting paper into box. SV Officials. SV Paul Henri Spaak putting vote in ballot box. SV Pan Princess Charlotte arriving at polling station. MV Elevated Charlotte receiving ballot paper. SV Pan Charlotte putting ballot paper into box. CU Lid of box containing voting papers. SV Official emptying ballot box. CU Hands picking up ballot papers for counting.

    VS of King Leopold in exile awaiting the result.

    (F.G.) (Orig.G.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1458.03
    Media URN:
    47553
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:59:00 / 01:03:18:00
    Canister:
    50/22

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