• Short Summary

    Nice American piece covering the abdication of Edward VIII and accession of George VI.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "God Save The King". (American voiceover)


    CU of clock tower of Big Ben on Palace of Westminster.

    Herald announces abdication of King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor). Cut away to document of abdication. CU still of crown. CU portrait of King George VI (formerly Prince Albert, Duke of York). Cut back to herald announcing George's accession to the Throne.

    Various shots of crowds cheering.

    Shots of group of men listening to abdication speech on radio. Shots of Royal Crest. Shot of man looking at portrait of Edward VIII. CU portrait. Still of Wallis Simpson (later Duchess of Windsor). Portrait of King George VI. Pan over crowds waiting outside Buckingham Palace. CU still of King George VI.

    The National Anthem is played.

    Shots of Buckingham Palace. Shots of 16 Cumberland Terrace where Mrs Simpson was staying. Still of Wallis. Shot of Edward with montage of Newspaper headlines. Exterior of Simpson summer home in Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA). Interview with doctor who attended Wallis' birth. Still of Wallis Warfield, as a baby, with mother. Shots of Church in Baltimore where Wallis' first marriage took place. CU still of young Wallis. Shot of court in Virginia where she got her divorce. Shots of Prince of Wales (as he then was) inspecting HMS Royal Oak.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:58:00 / 01:07:13:00
    UN 176 B

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