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  • Short Summary

    Procession of coaches and military personnel on horseback - opening of parliament.

  • Description

    ENGLAND LONDON OPENING OF PARLIAMENT 1920.

    Full item title reads: "King & Queen open first peace parliament with full ceremony."

    London.

    No interiors - just procession. Nice footage of troops and coaches etc.

    Various shots of procession of troops, coaches, etc., passing through streets of London on its way to Westminster for the opening of the first Parliament during peace time, including good shots State Coaches and crowds lining streets. Nice footage around Buckingham Palace including unusual shot of parade passing out of the palace towards the Mall. Nice shot of six men in elaborate cavalry regimental uniform walking through a courtyard. It is so windy that the large feathered plumage on their helmets is blowing around all over the place. One hangs on to his helmet to help it stay on.

    The royal carriage passes close to camera but we don't get a good view of King George V or Queen Mary.

    Looks like a very windy, rainy day.

    Note: seems like cuts are spliced onto the end of the story with no leader. Story and cuts therefore run for approx 7 mins. Original story was around 5 minutes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    206.01
    Media URN:
    21396
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:07:25:00
    Canister:
    G 641

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