Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs. 1936.
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 events in 1936.
The death of George V. Crowds read bulletins outside the Palace. Large crowds assemble at night. Flags at half mast. The funeral of George V in London and Windsor Castle. Death of Earl Beatty and Lord Allenby. Queen Mary leaving Docks. Planes fly past in formation.
Germany enters the Rhineland. King Farouk arrives in Cairo. Marshal Badolgo enters Addis Ababa. Emperor of Abyssinia arrives in England. Queen Mary arrives in New York harbour. Fred Perry plays at Wimbledon. Opening of the Boulder dam. Flying boat Canapus at Rochester.
Crystal Palace fire. President Roosevelt elected. Government forces in Spain. Spanish war scenes. PM. leaves Downing Street and Abdication of Edward VIII.