The Duke of Connaught on tour of India.
Duke of Connaught in India.
Full titles read: "WITH THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT IN INDIA - Pictures taken by authority by our own cameraman attached to the tour. Opening of the legislative Council in Bombay - the great commercial, shipping and industrial centre of India."
L/S of procession making its way along street. Indian soldiers line street. M/S of senior looking soldiers climb (Prince Arthur) makes his way down steps towards carriage. He salutes before climbing into carriage with other officials. Shots of procession moving along street past crowd. "The Duke takes high tea with the High Priest of the Parsees at Poona." L/S of the Duke shaking hands with British soldiers. M/S of the Duke sitting at table with the High Priest and other officials. seated at table in open air.
"The Duke meets ruling Princess at Garden Party in the grounds of the magnificent Government House, Calcutta."
L/S of the huge building. People milling around in the grounds. M/S of the Duke chatting with man wearing turban. "The Sword of Allegiance". M/S of the Duke inspecting Indian soldiers. M/Ss of the Duke handing over special awards to nurses. L/S of the gateway of the Crown of Palaces (Several shots). Shots of the Duke walking around grounds with dignitaries. "20,000 slaves toiled incessantly for 22 years to build this beautiful Mausoleum for the Emperor Shah Jehan and his Queen who died in 1629." The Duke and officials walk around the Mausoleum.
"The tomb of Akbar at Fatehpurski with its wonderful marble 'lace'. Various similar shots the Duke greeted Indian locals. High angle shot of the tomb building.
M/S of hunting party which include two elephants. The two elephants with handlers on board kneel down.