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  • Short Summary

    Premiers from Empire meet at 10 Downing Street with Stanley Baldwin.

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    Full title reads: "Parliament of Empire. Premiers from India, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Newfoundland, New Zealand and Irish Free State, gather for great Imperial Conference". Whitehall, London.

    M/S of journalists and press photographers outside number 10 Downing Street. Panning M/S of two men in top hats (one is Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister) striding down street in Whitehall, they are accompanied by entourage of body guards and aides etc. M/S of more Premiers standing on steps to number 10. Various shots of Premiers, their aides and the paparazzi milling about Downing Street. Some of the gentlemen are of Indian origin.

    Intertitle (looks like alternative title): "Imperial Conference 1926. Pathe Gazette presents official group of the Empire's Statesmen taken in garden of 10 Downing Street".

    M/S of Baldwin leading group of Empire premiers down steps into back garden, back of no. 10 in view behind them. Intertitle is then repeated. Various panning shots of group of Premiers and British government ministers sitting and standing in rows in garden. Including Winston Churchill (Chancellor of the Exchequer) and Austen Chamberlain (secretary of state for foreign affairs).

    Note: the premiers for the Empire countries in attendance are thought to be as follows: Britain - Stanley Baldwin, India - Edward Frederick Lindley (aka Baron Irwin Governor General), Canada - William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister), South Africa - General J.B.M. Hertzog (Prime Minister), Australia - Stanley Melbourne Bruce (Prime Minister), Newfoundland - Mr. Monroe (Prime Minister), New Zealand - J. G. Coates (Prime Minister) and Irish Free State - William T. Cosgrave (in Gaelic - Liam T. MacCosgair, President). Without photographs of these men available it is difficult to determine whether these are the men in the story, and if they are there which is which. AH 2001.
    Cuts exist - see separate records for details.

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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:
    01:19:40:00 / 01:22:55:00
    G 1339

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