• Short Summary

    King George V's Christmas speech with montage of shots of Britain and Empire.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "His Majesty's Speech to his Peoples".

    Filmed in a variety of locations.

    King George V's Christmas Speech. He thanks the people for celebrations to mark his 25th silver jubilee, he sends Christmas wishes from Royal Family to all his subjects.

    We hear the King's voice over montage of shots of Britain and Empire. We see shots of Big Ben's clock on Westminster Palace in London, church towers, pylons, Sandringham House in Norfolk, BBC Broadcasting House in London, ships, sailors looking through telescopes, We see an elderly couple and daughter listening to radio with headphones in shabby looking country cottage. In contrast we also see a middle class couple listening to wireless in posh looking drawing room. Various shots of railways, bridges, buildings from far flung Empire countries. Various shots of Alexandra Palace in London (exterior and interior). C/U of King, a gilt frame has been superimposed over top.

    End title: "Pathe Gazette with the Management of this Theatre wish their patrons a happy and prosperous New Year".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:22:00 / 01:18:04:00

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