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    Queen Alexandra's staff at Sandringham mourn her death.

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    Item title reads - Late Queen Alexandra. Sorrowing tenantry pay last sad tribute to their beloved Queen and Mistress. Sandringham, Norfolk.

    Intertitle - 'peace, perfect peace, broods over her loved home.' L/S of Sandringham with a policeman stood at the gate. Various shots of the house, M/S of the flag flying at half mast. M/S of the church, people walk about in front. M/S of the Union Jack flying at half mast on the church.
    Intertitle - 'Servants have kept vigil for every two hours by the coffin.' M/S of a man stood over Queen Alexandra's coffin which is covered in flowers. C/U of the flowers as the camera pans across and back again. L/S exterior of the church, the camera pans down to people walking down the steps under an archway.
    Intertitle - 'The old ladies of Castle Rising mourn her.' M/S as ladies in pointed black hats and capes emerge from an archway and walk along. M/S of the ladies stood in a line.

    Intertitle - 'The 81 carnations the schoolchildren saved for and had hoped to give her on her birthday, - now a wreath.' M/S of the schoolchildren holding the wreath of carnations in front of the church doors. An elderly man in top hat and suit stands next to it. Various shots of the wreath as it is carried into the church.

    M/S of the elderly man in front of the camera. M/S of the coffin covered in flowers, M/S of the church, people emerge from under the arch. M/S of people stood in front of the coffin, the mourners move off. M/S of the grounds, M/S of flag on church flying at half mast silhouetted in the dark. Various shots of Sandringham and the gate and various shots of the flag and church tower. M/S as the camera pans up the flagpole. M/S of Sandringham again. M/S of the ladies of Castle Rising.

    Note: an orange tinted version exists. Cuts run from 01:21:37 to the end of the item. The item contains the same or similar footage to 'A Thousand Claims to Reverence' in G 1244 on *PM0432*.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:37:00 / 01:23:50:00
    G 1245

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