• Short Summary

    King George VI visits Malta + some of the footage of King's visit to Northern Africa.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MALTA WELCOMES THE KING".

    Malta & Northern Africa.

    Various shots of the cruiser "Aurora" steaming into Valetta Harbour with the King George VI onboard. Various shots of the King stepping from royal barge on land and being greeted by Governor of Malta Field Marshal Lord Gort.

    Various shots of the King driving through crowded Valetta. Various shots of the packed square outside Valetta Palace. The King and Lord Gort on the balcony. More shots of the King driving through crowds. Various shots of the King walking through ruins of Malta. He is still cheered by the crowds. The King driving through more of Maltese crowds.

    Various shots of the King in open car with General Bernard Montgomery driving past troops of the 8th Army during North African visit. King and General Montgomery (who by now has become "Sir").

    The King presents Victoria Cross to a Gurkha officer who was recognised for action at Wadi Akarit. The King drives past soldiers of the 4th Indian Division.

    Various shots of the King visiting sick and wounded at the Red Cross hospital in Tripoli, Libya. He chats to some of the patients. The King shakes hands with the Grand Mufti of Tripoli in the Grand Piazza. He then sees 8th Army troops in the square.

    At a Middle East airfield the King Knights Air Marshal J. F. Linnell. He touches each shoulder with the sword. Several shots of the King as he leaves in open car - men cheering.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:22:00 / 01:16:23:00

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