• Short Summary

    King Gustav of Sweden and family attend military parade at Gardet in Stockholm.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden inspects troops at Gardet, Stockholm.

    Swedish newsreel titles read: 'Kungaparaden pa Gardet - Truppernas trohetslofte.' (Swedish commentary.)

    General view of the parade at some kind of huge parade field or army area (looks a bit like a racecourse!). The Royal car arrives and the King and Queen Louise alight and mount dais. M/S of Crown Prince Carl Gustav in car, watching. Older, female members of the Royal party are in mourning dress. Shots of two groups of people (unidentified). L/S of troops on parade.

    Various shots of the King speaking (natural sound) and officers, troops and officials listening. M/S of group of cameraman filming the event. Back view of the Queen. M/S of Swedish (?) flag flying. Troops and crowds give three cheers. More shots of crowd and parade.

    M/S of King, Queen and two small children. The King picks up the little boy (Crown Prince?) so he has a better view. L/Ss of aircraft flying over in formation - one lot form the letters 'G VI A' - others include Vampire aircraft. King salutes aircraft. Several shots of troops marching past as King salutes and officers look on. Armoured cars and men on motorcycles pass by. Female Royals in mourning dress look on. Group of small boys watching. C/Us of the Crown Prince.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:31:00 / 01:58:33:00
    UN 2305 B

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The film shows the Guards and the Stockholm garrison swearing allegiance to the new king, Gustaf VI Adolf, after the death of his father, Gustaf V. Man watching in car is not the Crown pirince, but an old prince Oscar, an uncle of the new king. The Crown prince was then today´s king , Carl XVI Gustaf, and was only four years old. His father, who would have been Crown prince at this time, was killed in an air accident in 1947. Carl Gustaf may be one of the children you can glimpse in the background in the beginning.

    Mats Laurin, Sweden laurin.mats@gmail.com

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