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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the Prince of Wales's tour of the South America and return home.

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    Prince of Wales in South America.

    Intertitle read: "There are few cities under the sun that cannot raise a muster of ex-service men - and the Prince found Santiago no exception.'

    M/S of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII / Duke of Windsor) shaking hands with dignitaries. M/S of the Prince pinning medal onto lapel of jacket. "From Santiago the Prince went to Valparaiso and enjoyed a brief respite in the magnificent house which had been placed at his disposal." L/S of the house. Pan across beach. Tracking shots on boar train of the snow covered Andes. "The Prince left South America shores at Mar del Plata early one morning-but not too early for a small band of enthusiasts who came to see him off."

    Shots of the Prince's battleship. "Twelve days later St. Vincent (Cape Verdi Islands) was sighted." L/S of the island taken from ship. Several shots of act: "After leaving St Vincent and orderly had a busy time packing the Prince's presents." M/Ss of the orderly packing away what looks like several native shields into a case. M/S of the Prince of Wales in naval uniform with two senior looking crew members on deck. More shots of orderly packing. Shots from the deck of the 'Repulse' of HMS 'Curlew' heading into the distance bound for Devonport. M/Ss of the Prince looking through binoculars as the warship departs. "And now there was only one thought on the mid of everyone on board - from Prince to 'side-boy.'. That thought was - HOME !"

    M/Ss of the Prince sitting down on deck smoking pipe. Shots of sailor(s) annoying a parrot in cage (I think it is a sailor anyway and not the Prince).

    "On entering the channel the ships company posed for a souvenir photograph of the tour."

    Group shots of the crew standing together. Some of the sailors sit on top of the large gun turrets. M/S of the Prince sitting in the group. L/S of the cameraman preparing to take the photo. Similar shots follow. L/S of the whole group. The crew member stand up after the picture has been taken.

    "Next morning at the special request of the Woman's Patriotic League of Argentina, the Prince paid an impressive tribute to the memory of British sailors who gave their lives in the Great War."

    Shots of crew members taking their hats off in mark of respect. M/S of wreath frozen in block of ice. Several shots of ceremony in progress on deck of ship." Soon afterwards the Prince sighted a troopship outward bound for India. Soldiers lined her decks as she greeted the Repulse." L/S of the troopship passing. M/S of the Prince looking through telescope at her. "Then on Friday morning October 16th the shores of England were sighted through mist and driving rain - the Prince was home !" Various shots of the coast and smaller ships (possibly frigates) taken from the deck. Several shots of the Repulse approaching the dock. Shots of the Prince on deck. People can be seen waving from the harbour deck. Shot of sailors putting the gangplank.

    L/Ss of the Duke of York (Prince Albert / King George VI) walking up the gangplank onto deck of ship. He shakes hands with his brother. L/S of the Prince of Wales shaking hand with other dignitaries as they walk on board. L/S of the Duke and Prince walking together. "And thus, after an absence of over six months the Empire Ambassador set foot once more on English soil - his great tour ended - his great task done." L/S of the Prince walking down gangplank to be greeted by thousands of people.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:15:51:00
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