• Short Summary

    King George's Coronation & return from the 1947 Royal Tour.

  • Description

    London & Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    Several shots of the coronation carriage driving through the crowded streets of London during coronation of the King George VI. Several shots of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and other members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Several top shots of the mass crowds cheering at the palace gates. Closer shots of the King, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth (later the Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret on the balcony of the Buckingham Palace waving to the crowds.

    Several shots of HMS Vanguard arriving to Portsmouth harbour bringing the royal family home at the end of the royal tour. Cannons are fired from the city walls. More shots of the large battleship entering harbour, crew lined up on deck holding hands. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret waving from the gun turret. Mass crowd on shore cheering. Several shots of Duke of Gloucester going onboard the ship and greeting the royal family back home. He shakes hands with the King and kisses the Queen and Princesses while the King says goodbye to the ship's officers. Several shots of the crew leaving the ship and greeting relatives. LS. Lord Nelson's ship Victory in the harbour. Guard of Honour presenting arms. LS. Ship's crew giving three cheers to the royal family before they leave the ship. King inspecting the Guard of Honour on dock. Royal family leaving in car to civic reception at Town Hall, mass crowd around. Two little girls present Queen and Princesses with flowers, crowd cheering. Royal family chatting to ex servicemen lined up on the street. MS. They walk through the streets with the Mayor and Mayoress of Portsmouth.

    Train arriving to the Waterloo station, London. King, Queen and Princesses leaving the train and are greeted by Duke of Wellington, Mr Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, Mr Chuter Ede, Home Secretary and several other dignitaries. Various shots of the mass crowd around Victoria Memorial and as they run towards the gates of the Buckingham Palace through mounted police. Several shots of the royal family waving from the balcony. More shots of the mass crowd and the royals waving from the balcony.

    Cataloguer's note - This item contains the footage of King George's Coronation in 1936 and Cuts 47/39. Only the Coronation part of the story has sound.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:06:45:00
    UN 1706 B

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