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    The Duke of Connaught with hunting party in India.

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    Duke of Connaught in India.

    L/S of the Duke of Connaught (Prince Arthur) climbing onto the back of elephant. "Safety first - an elephant will not cross a bridge however strong." L/Ss of two elephants (one with the Duke on board) walking around the side of a bridge. L/S as the two elephants wade through a river in the jungle. L/S of man up tree. Shots of the hunting party making their way across open plain. M/Ss of the Duke with entourage. M/S of the group resting under trees. More shots of hunt in progress. M/S of the elephant kneeling down a man places a ladder for the Duke to climb down. M/S of locals standing with a dead tiger tied to a branch. M/Ss of the Duke and party posing next to stags heads lying on ground.

    "Welcomed by the ruling Princes at Delhi the ancient capital of India." Various shots of the Prince's walking around the grounds of palace on the Duke's arrival. Shots of car pulling up outside the palace. One of the car has an amazing sculpture of a swan's head attached to the bonnet of the car. Shots of royal type procession of horse drawn carriages making way through streets. The carriage pulls up outside palace. The Duke of Connaught and others alight and enter grounds of building. L/S of procession of dignitaries walking in line.

    "The Ruling Princes wore State Jewels of fabulous worth at the Garden Party." M/Ss of the Duke in regal uniform chatting with Indian Princes. Various shots of the Princes. "The Duke, with Lord Chelmsford whom Lord Reading has succeeded as Viceroy." Shots of the Duke with Chelmsford.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:08:00 / 01:09:32:00
    ON 497 B

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