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  • Short Summary

    King Edward VIII makes his first broadcast to the Empire, the soundtrack is missing.

  • Description

    Item title reads (flash frame) - King Edward VIII's first broadcast to the Empire.

    London.

    L/S as the car carrying King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) draws up outside BBC (British Broadcasting Company / Corporation) Broadcasting House in Upper Regents St. People stand at each side. L/S as the King gets out and waves to them before entering. M/S of him sat at a desk looking serious. Various exterior shots of Broadcasting House with the statue above the door and radio masts.

    Various shots of broadcasting equipment, radio masts etc. M/S of a young woman listening by her radio. L/S of a pylon in background with sign saying BBC in foreground. M/S of bridge and lands (presumably representing Empire). Various shots of Broadcasting House with people stood outside. Various shots of radio masts and equipment including radio operator on ship.

    Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    855.08
    Media URN:
    12420
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1936
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:58:00 / 01:17:24:00
    Canister:
    36/18

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