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    Lord Irwin, India's New Viceroy, arrives in Bombay.

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    Bombay, India.

    Title: "India's New Viceroy. Glittering scenes at the Gateway of India on arrival of Lord Irwin".

    M/S of a small steam boat coming into harbour, several men in white safari helmets stand on deck beneath a canopy. High angled M/S of Lord (Baron) Irwin disembarking from the boat and walking along the quayside, he accompanied by a woman carrying a parasol, his wife. Panning shot follows the couple up some stone steps where they are greeted by another couple, the man wears a white safari helmet.

    M/S of Lord Irwin shaking hands with a group of men in military uniforms and white safari helmets. M/S of a group of women watching the arrival ceremony from a row of chairs, some are Western and shelter under parasols, other are of Indian origin and wear beautiful saris. M/S of a procession of men in white military uniforms marching slowly down a red carpet, all wear black arm bands. Panning shot follows Lord Irwin as he marches down the red carpet, he stops and removes his helmet.

    M/S of a battalion of soldiers in white uniforms, some of the soldiers break from the ranks and march past the camera. M/S of Lord Irwin talking to an officer standing to attention in front of the troops, Irwin shakes his hand and tips his hat towards the other officers. L/S of crowd lined city streets, a procession lead by troops of horseback passes, including a carriage carrying Irwin. M/S, looking over the heads of a crowd, of Irwin giving a speech inside some sort of temple. C/U of Irwin shaking hands with people standing off camera.

    Note: please see separate record for INDIA'S NEW VICEROY (short version) - for shots of Lord Reading.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:42:00 / 01:42:08:00
    G 1287

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