Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs.
Material assembled for an uncompleted documentary probably put together in the late 1940s. Sound is intermittent throughout. There is no complete shot listing - please let Pathe know if you spot something we have missed.
This reel covers 1934 - 1935.
Trial of the Lindbergh baby kidnapper. Funeral of Lawrence of Arabia. Churchill at funeral. Various dignitaries leaving Buckingham Palace in cars (possibly Ramsay MacDonald and Stanley Baldwin). Royal wedding - Princess Ingrid in Stockholm? King George V Jubilee (?). Royal family are seen riding through streets of London in open carriages. They arrive at Westminster Abbey (?)
Liner Normandie breaks record (presumably for sailing from France to New York). Mauritania's last voyage. Royal Naval review for Jubilee. Opening of the Brussels Exhibition. Location where Queen Astrid of Belgium met her death. Queen Astrid's funeral. Italian troop ships carrying soldiers and essential supplies up Suez Canal. Sanctions in Italy. Abyssinian War Zone (?) Revolution in Greece ?
Man pushes a lawn mower along a road - he has an "L plate" attached to the front. Sir Malcolm Campbell attempts land speed record.
Note: for search purposes - Mauretania, Mauritania.