• Short Summary

    The Duke of Gloucester attends the enthronement of Iraq's young King Feisal II.

  • Description

    Baghdad, Iraq.

    SV His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester stepping down from the B.O.A.C. 'Argonaut' at Baghdad's Airport. SV Duke of Gloucester walking towards with the Regent of Iraq, Crown Prince Emir Abdul Illah, King Feisal's uncle. LV Duke and Regent walking to car. Officer salutes in foreground. SV Duke steps into car. CU the Regent sitting in car.

    GV Royal carriage containing King Feisal and the Crown Prince arriving at the Majlis. SV Guard of Honour. CU Duke of Gloucester saluting and walks into building. STV King Feisal stepping out of carriage, followed by the Crown Prince. LV interior, King Feisal walking into Chamber with Regent. CU King Feisal bowing to the assembly and receives speech copy to read. LV King Feisal addressing Assembly.

    STV King Feisal addressing Assembly. LV Duke of Gloucester with others getting up and leaving. SV Exterior King Feisal leaving. SV Guard of Honour at the present arms. STV King Feisal getting into carriage with the Regent, CU King Feisal seated in carriage with the Regent. & CU. GV Royal carriage drives away through crowd.

    (F.G.) (Orig "A")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    78.09
    Media URN:
    49967
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:35:00 / 01:17:21:00
    Canister:
    53/33

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    What is the piece of music playing in the background of this clip?

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