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    Montage of shots showing the life of King Badouin of Belgium.

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    Various Belgium.

    Title reads 'Belgique Amie'.

    LS. Dona Fabiola in garden standing by fountain. CU. Dona Fabiola sits down. LS. Palace in Madrid where Dona Fabiola spent her youth. GV. Dining room. MS. Portrait of Dona Fabiola. GV. Bedroom of Dona Fabiola. CU. One of the books Dona Fabiola writes. CU. Portrait of King Leopold I of the Belgians, quick dissolve to portrait of King Leopold II. CU. King Albert I of the Belgians as he greets President Falliere of France in 1911 - library footage. LS. King Albert and President Falliere alight from coach. Soldiers marching - WWI footage. LS. King passing camera in horse drawn carriage as he visits the front line in World War I. LS. King enters biplane, the plane taxis for takeoff - First World War footage. LS. Belgian Army marching along in parade in 1918. LS. Parade. MS. Pan along group on dais, stopping at King Albert who is being honoured by this parade. LKS. Ship comes into harbour bringing future King Leopold III and Princess Astrid to Belgium - 1926. MS. As they leave the ship, they get surrounded by crowd. MS. Cinema called Marivaux showing the film 'Les Miserables; - shots of the signs outside the cinema. Several brief interior shots of the foyer showing the King Albert. Various shots of the King Albert's funeral procession. MS. Pan with King Leopold III as he rides along on horseback saluting crowds. Elevated shot of parade along the street. CU. Queen Astrid and King Leopold in coach. CU. Princess Josephine Charlotte, daughter of King Leopold. MS. Prince Baudouin of Belgium posing in garden as a small boy. LS. Queen Astrid and several other personalities. CU. Prince Albert, the youngest of the three children. CU. & MS. Princess Astrid enters car. LS. Car moving along road. CU. The tree which the ca hit thus causing the death of Queen Astrid and wounding King Leopold. CU. The wrecked car between Lucerne & Zurich in Switzerland. LS. The funeral procession fir Queen Astrid, King Leopold with arm in sling. LS. Coffin being borne long. LS. Coffin placed in cathedral. LS. Pan up cathedral. MS. Princess Josephine Charlotte, Prince Baudouin and Prince Albert of Belgium at their grandparents' home in Sweden after the death of their mother, Queen Astrid. CU. Prince Baudouin, a five year old, laughing. LS. Prince Baudouin and his father King Leopold at the memorial to Albert I of the Belgians in Dixmude. LS. Statue of King Albert the First. LS. Memorial being unveiled. Various shots of the tanks moving the guns being fired during the Second World War. Several close up shots of the newspaper headlines announcing the end of the war. Panning overhead shot, cheering crowds. MS. Prince Regent, brother of King Leopold, Prince Charles. MS. Crowds running long street. MS. Prince Charles. LS. King Leopold leaving ship. MS. Prince Baudouin on quayside with woman - Lilian de Rethy? CU. King Leopold talking to woman. Various shots of the scenes of the elections in Belgium, people voting for (or against) the return of the King to the throne. MS. & CU. King Leopold descending steps with Prince Baudouin and Prince Albert on either side of him. LS. Back view of the three of them looking towards crowds. GV. Crowd rising to their feet, applauding. MS. Prince Baudouin making speech of accession on the abdication of his father King Leopold. Various shots of King Baudouin making round of official engagements, but always a lone figure. Various shots, taken at the opening of Brussels Exhibition showing King Baudouin, former King Leopold and wife Princess de Rethy. MS. Pan with King Baudouin skiing. MS. King Baudouin playing golf. CU. King Baudouin with unidentified woman. GV. Angle shot of the cathedral where Prince Albert married Princess Paola. MS. Marriage ceremony of Prince Albert and Princess Paola. MS. Former king Leopold and King Baudouin at wedding of Prince Albert and Princess Paola. MS. Pan down stained glass windows of the church. CU. King Baudouin and Dona Fabiola (his bride) in open carriage. LS. The carriage moves through crowd lined street. CU. King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:27:00 / 01:56:36:00
    UN 3432 F

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  1. Pieter Mannaerts says

    The memorial to Albert I is not in Dixmude, but in Nieuwpoort (French Nieuport)

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