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  • Short Summary

    King George V meets elderly war veterans.

  • Description

    King and Mutiny Veterans.

    Location of events unknown - London?

    King George V; in coat and top hat - civilian dress - meeting Mutiny (Indian Mutiny?) veterans - a group of elderly men, including a Chelsea Pensioner (?). Side view as he stands talking to the men. Man nearest cam. salutes as he greets King. Then GV line of veterans give a cheer; raising hats high; they stand in front of a building painted in stripes.

    Royalty; military; veterans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1942.42
    Media URN:
    73945
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:57:00 / 01:41:24:00
    Canister:
    ON 179 I

Comments (3)

  1. glenn1854 says

    This cine film clip was taken on 4th July 1913 at the Royal Show in Bristol. The men being inspected by King George V are members of the Crimean and Indian Mutiny Veterans Association Bristol. A number of postcards of this event were published and one shows the tripod and camera of the cine photographer.

    More of this later!

    Glenn Fisher
    Crimean War Research Society

  2. glenn1854 says

    Re the above I've had another look at the postcards which leads me to revise my earlier post. The King is wearing a different coat and the veterans different headgear. The Royal Show buildings though are the same. Further research should reveal the association to which the veterans belonged. More later.

    Glenn Fisher
    Crimean War Research Society
    glenn1854 29th December 2013.

  3. glenn1854 says

    From other film in your collection it would appear that this was taken at Aldershot around 1913- 1914. Do you have any other details re this?

    Glenn Fisher
    Crimean War Research Society

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