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  • Short Summary

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit industrial area and inspect Civil Defence Workers.

  • Description

    No titles. King and Queen visit Midlands. Unedited material.


    Various shots of Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and King George VI visiting an industrial complex (factory? coal mine? railway yard?). The King wears naval uniform.

    L/S of crowd standing in front of large memorial. Various shots Royal cars passing crowds in streets. One car stops, the King and Queen get out, shake hands with local dignitaries and go into town hall. Good shots of cheering crowd.

    More shots of King and Queen touring industrial area. Various shots of King and Queen inspecting Civil Defence Workers in a sports stadium The grand stands are full of cheering people. The Civil Defence Workers include ARP (Air Raid Precautions) wardens, police, home guardsmen and nurses. The King and Queen inspect at WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) mobile canteen. Various shots of Scots Pipers parading around stadium.

    More shots of King and Queen in industrial area. Various shots of King and Queen visiting a fishing harbour.

    Note: shots are from 1940 Unknowns Can 1 which is same vault as rest of 1940 material. Original issue number for story is unknown.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:44:00 / 01:41:06:00
    1940 UNKNOWNS CAN 1

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