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  • Short Summary

    Empire Day celebrations in Hyde Park, London.

  • Description

    Empire Day in Hyde Park, London.

    MS royal family arriving; walking along aisle towards camera; with military band playing on left and some of audience on right. MS Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, with either Princess Patricia; or Princess Mary. MS King George V and Queen Mary; also Queen Alexandra. Queens Mary & Alexandra walk by the railing; shake hands with people - all the ladies curtsy; bobbing up and down.

    CU Royals find their seats. A musical director on a tall platform; like a little tower; conducting; waving his baton. Pan over crowd; section with lots of women in white. Then shot of crowd - giving idea of how huge it is! Some policemen stand at intervals in front, pan over crowd to left. CU women in white; must be choir; they are singing; holding books of the music. Pan left on choir. Some of choir members giving three cheers. Another shot panning over the multitudes. Masses and masses of people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1914.19
    Media URN:
    73179
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1919
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:45:00 / 01:41:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 131 D

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