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  • Short Summary

    King George V and Queen Mary attend a celebration of Empire at Wembley Stadium.

  • Description

    Wembley Stadium, London.

    Title: "MONARCHS, PRIESTS & PEOPLE unite in deeply impressive religious festival 'for Thanksgiving for Empire Builders of the past and prayers for the present and the future".

    C/U of four buglers on white horses blowing a fanfare in front of the packed stadium stands. L/S of King George V and Queen Mary taking a seat in the Royal Box. Various L/Ss of a large military band marching across the stadium. M/S of the King and Queen looking over the balcony.

    L/S of soldiers parading across the pitch between two brass bands, some of the soldiers hold large banners and flags, the soldiers are followed by men in civilian clothes - war veterans? - and nurses.

    L/S of the packed stands - a sea of open umbrellas! L/S of priests and choir boys parading across the pitch. M/S of a bishop walking across the pitch, two choir boys hold his cloak, several priests follow - they go up some steps onto a raised platform. Panning shot of the spectator stands showing the platform in front. M/S of a priest standing on the platform conducting a large choir sitting in the stadiums. C/U of a priest - maybe, the bishop? - preaching behind an eagle shaped bible stand.

    Note: there is another version of this story showing this Empire Celebration - KEEP BRITISH EMPIRE DAY BRITISH in G 1088.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    342.12
    Media URN:
    24442
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:04:00 / 01:26:02:00
    Canister:
    G 1089

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