• Short Summary

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on State Visit to United States of America.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Washington DC, United States of America. American Voiceover.

    American Secretary of State Hull greets King George VI (formerly Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) as they arrive at railway station. The King and Queen meet American President Franklin D Roosevelt and Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt. They speak with Canadian Prime Minister W L Mackenzie King and other guests.

    Outside the station crowds wait to see the Roosevelts and the royals. A 21 gun salute sees them off in a military parade. The parade moves towards the Capitol Building. Nice shots of King and FDR chatting in car. Ext shots of the White House.

    Shots of formal garden party at British Embassy. Good shots of guests including J P Morgan, FDR Jnr and Harry Hopkins. The King and Queen drive away in open car.

    N.B. This was the first visit to America by a reigning British Monarch since the War of Independence. It took place in 1939. Copy in UN 119 G.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    524.09
    Media URN:
    58820
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:47:00 / 01:37:04:00
    Canister:
    UN 59 H

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