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  • Short Summary

    Montage of footage from royal visit to Leicester by King George V & Queen Mary.

  • Description

    King and Queen in Leicester.

    King George V & Queen Mary attend various events; meet people. A sort of montage of scenes from their visit.

    Opens with King & Queen getting into open coach. Brief shot men in civilian dress standing in rows; with pennants hung overhead. Queen in formal gown; talking to ladies also in long gowns; long curtains in BG. King & Queen meeting people; shaking hands; train car in BG; decorations - maybe dedication of station or railway; local dignitaries etc. A lady curtsies; gives Queen huge bouquet which she hands to a man; then returns to shake more hands; they talk to Army officers. Turns out this is same place with long curtains. King with same rows of guys.

    Back to shot of coach. Procession. Several white horses w/ riders; then coach; rounds corner; drives past crowd. King reviews troops. More of procession - beautiful horses. Coach stops; servant assists King & Queen. CU Queen meets woman. Troops march; toward cam.& past on rt. King salutes from platform. Crowd of women and girl children. Another shot same; pan left - people waving.

    Patriotism. Royalty.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:19:00 / 01:08:19:00
    ON 132 K

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  1. CattyTee says

    The final shots are of crowds in Victoria Park.

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