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  • Short Summary

    Prince Albert and Princess Elizabeth at closing ceremony of Empire Pageant. Wembley Stadium.

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    Item title reads - An Empire's validiction (valediction). Duke of York - President - at closing ceremony of Wembley, greatest of all pageants of Empire. The Stadium.

    L/S of different troops stood to attention in the stadium, some march along. M/S of a line of buglers playing. M/S of Prince Albert, Duke of York, walking into the stadium, he is accompanied by two other men, they all take their top hats off. M/S as they walk down a line of sailors and soldiers. M/S of the Prince in the stands making a speech. L/S of the rows of troops again, the camera pans across them all. M/S of a bishop conducting a service, the Prince stands next to him. L/S of sailors lined up. M/S of a choir singing. L/S of the stands full of people with their umbrellas up. M/S of horses and riders forming a line with sailors stood behind them. They walk around to each side.

    Various shots of more soldiers and sailors as they march along in formation. M/S of the bishop reading the service. M/S of the Prince making a speech from the platform. M/S of him chatting to Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of York, who is at his side. Various shots of pipers and drummers walking along and playing. Soldiers stand in a line and the Prince walks down and inspects them. L/S of the crowd, the camera pans across them. M/S of Scottish guards holding guns and bayonets, various shots of the bands and soldiers. L/S of soldiers holding a flag while drummers stand behind. L/S of the troops lined up again. M/S of Princess Elizabeth in the stands talking and laughing with the men sat by her, she turns to talk to the Bishop. The Prince stands up to make a speech.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:46:00 / 01:18:36:00
    G 1239

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