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  • Short Summary

    Footage of King Amanullah on visit to Swindon, Wiltshire.

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    King Amanullah in Swindon. Wiltshire.

    Royalty. Amir of Afghanistan Amanullah Khan visits England. The Amir and his entourage visit a railroad engine factory. Dark but interesting footage. The group watches a worker using a gun to spray paint or some sealant on a railroad freight car; the man wears a mask to protect himself from chemicals. The men walk by a locomotive rotating on a turntable outside factory. Interior: they walk through large space w/ many sets of train wheels lined up. Heavy machinery moving another set of wheels overhead. Next; they gather around a finished locomotive. Exterior again;the group walking along beside train. Entering train coach. This visit is probably from 1921; when A.K. signed a treaty w/ Great Britain. State visit; diplomacy; industry; engine.

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    Film ID:
    2394.14
    Media URN:
    76305
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1921
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:14:00 / 01:53:27:00
    Canister:
    ON 303 C

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