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  • Short Summary

    King George V inspects a bus that was used during the 1st World War.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Old Bill" of the Menin Road. King inspects one of the first buses to be sent to the War Zone - now back at its old job."

    Buckingham Palace, London.

    GV King George V reviewing war veterans. Pan across men dressed in bus drivers uniforms?

    CU Plaque on bus bearing inscription of names of towns where the bus went during the war. Some of the towns include Antwerp, Somme, Amiens.

    MS King George looking at bus which bears name of London General Omnibus Company.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    206.13
    Media URN:
    21408
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:08:00 / 01:23:03:00
    Canister:
    G 643

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Old Bill" is an AEC B-type bus.

    "Some of the towns include Antwerp, Somme, Amiens" - the full inscription reads as follows;

    1914 Antwerp, 1915 Ypres, 1916 Ancre, 1917 Somme, 1918 Amiens, 1919 Home, "Lest we Forget".

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