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  • Short Summary

    King Amanullah and his Queen pay a state visit to France and lay a wreath at the Unknown Warrior's Grave.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "King Amanullah - of Afghanistan and his beautiful Queen pay state visit to France."

    Paris, France.

    L/S at a railway station (in Paris?) as King Amanullah and his Queen are escorted from a train by a group of dignitaries. The group stands at the foot of the stairs for a while as if posing for the camera (or perhaps an anthem is being played out of shot!). L/Ss of the King and Queen in a car driving through Paris, surrounded by military men in full regalia on horseback.

    Intertitle reads: "At the Unknown Warrior's Grave."
    M/S of the King laying a huge wreath on the grave; he is assisted by some of the men in the entourage. The Queen appears to be there, in mourning dress.

    Intertitle reads: "At the Palace of Versailles."
    Various shots as a large group accompanies the King and Queen as they walk about the grounds. L/S of the Royal couple appearing on the balcony of the Palace with French dignitaries. A flag flies from the balcony - probably the pre-1929 Afghanistan flag.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    714.20
    Media URN:
    33664
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:24:00 / 01:27:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1472 aka 28/9

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