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    The Prince of Wales continues tour of Canada with visit to Winnipeg.

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    Prince of Wales in Canada.

    Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII & Duke of Windsor) visiting Canada Crowd in Winnipeg street held back by police & volunteer crowd control workers. Cannons firing salute. Prince walks through doors & toward cam.; followed by military officers; officials; also some nurses. Another crowd control struggle; chain of soldiers pushing against crowd & vice versa; people swaying & being shoved against each other & troops. Suddenly a young woman in helmet bursts through as if she's been squeezed out; next comes a guy dragging a goat behind him really funny! MCU soldier petting goat (looking fairly calm). Prince inspects troops (Western Cavalry Bttn.); goat mascot at end of row.

    Next; shot through French doors: car drives up to house; Prince arrives for lunch at Assiniboine Park. Prince poses w/ Mayor of Winnipeg & unidentified man. Prince & Mayor getting into car outside Board of Trade. Prince leaving Manitoba Military Hospital where he visited wounded. Nurses & hospital. staff waving from balcony. Prince inspects a Guard of Honour . Arrival at Saskatoon; Saskatchewan: Prince lifting his hat to people; stopping to talk to policeman. Prince reviews nurses. Giving something to woman- -no idea what. Talking to bagpipe player. MCU 2 young women in cowboy hats. Prince meets these women. MCU cute shot of 3 women eating ice cream cones; w/ big smiles & cool fashionable (for Saskatchewan) hats. British Royalty.

    Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII & Duke of Windsor) visiting Canada. Continued footage of the Prince attending a rodeo in Saskatchewan. Fine shot of man wearing a cowboy hat; speaking through a huge megaphone; he swivels to side to show words Saskatoon Exhibition painted on it. A cowboy mounts horse; turns to wave at the Prince & others in judges' booth. HRH watching. Shot from back of grandstand panning on heads of spectators & track below. Next; lariat (lasso) demonstration: man twirls big loops & jumps through it; then ropes 2 men riding horses side by side!

    Cowboys riding bucking broncos around ring; then bucking steers. Next event is steer wrestling: man on horse chases a steer; then at the opportune moment he jumps off the galloping horse onto the neck of the steer; bringing the big animal down. Shots of other men trying to pull steers to the ground; one has a fair bit of trouble. . Prince mounts a cow pony he looks a bit out of place in his plaid suit; carrying a cane; but of course he is a good rider - -even on a Western saddle. Prince & several other men on horses stand talking; then ride around. Entertainment; recreation; British royalty; skill; daredevils; stunts.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:43:17:00 / 01:57:27:00
    ON 468 B

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