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  • Short Summary

    Carnival parade through centre of Coventry with historical theme.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Coventry".

    West Midlands.

    Various shots of carnival parade with historical theme. Floats and people in period costume pass crowds watching from pavements. Victorian sailors and soldiers, Queen Elizabeth I, Joan of Arc and Lady Godiva (in a modest flesh coloured body suit) are represented in pageant.

    M/S of Mayor of Coventry with some nurses. C/U of the Mayor. Scenic L/S of spires of old Coventry Cathedral, seen looking across a park.

    More shots of carnival parade - including spectacular Egyptian float with Cleopatra on it and float with French Revolution guillotine on. Some good views of the pre-war Coventry city centre.

    Note: this item was originally part of News in a Nutshell. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    885.28
    Media URN:
    13031
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1936
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:07:00 / 01:45:37:00
    Canister:
    36/52

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