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    Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, on tour of Canada.

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    Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, (future Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) on royal tour of Canada; 1919.

    Title - 'Tour across Canada of the Prince of Wales part 7. Arriving at Macleod, Alberta - Is welcomed by the Indians'.
    MS as train stops by small crowd; many of them Native Americans (Indians). Elderly woman in shawl steps forward to shake his hand. Shots of Native men, women & children; bundled up in blankets; scarves or coats & hats. MS as Prince meets woman in long coat - a community leader?

    Title - 'Schoolchildren singing for the Prince at Macleod'. Pan on white schoolchildren singing for the Prince; some holding flags.
    Title - 'The Prince boards the Royal Train for Lethbridge'. MS HRH boarding Royal Train.
    Title - 'The Prince is presented with an Address on arrival at Lethbridge, Alberta'. LS Prince etc. on balcony of festively decorated house with crowd below.

    Title - 'He decorates War Veterans'. LS on balcony of HRH with Army officer. MS HRH with group of men both white & Native; crowded together. Native man in head-dress stands by tipi (teepee); HRH & another white man emerge from it; crowd behind. HRH giving medals to veterans; soldiers in foreground facing away towards Prince.

    Title - 'Arrival at Medicine Hat, Alberta - Receives Address and inspects Veterans'. Big crowd at Medicine Hat; Prince etc. on a bandstand decorated with flags; waving to cheering crowd. HRH inspects troops. Maple Creek; Saskatchewan: HRH etc. on very simple platform. Inspecting more troops; flag boy in foreground. HRH meets lady with fur stole & muff, and nurse standing at front of crowd.

    Title - Pays a visit to a Clay Products Plant'. Interior: Prince visits clay products plant; examines stacks of clay pots; jugs; etc.

    Title - 'The Royal Train approaches Moose Jaw'. Tracking shot of royal train; railway worker walks along on outside of locomotive while train is slowly moving. Conductor & a few others lean out of the door; waving as train slows to stop at Moose Jaw.

    Title - 'His Royal Highness arrives at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and inspects "Table of Plenty"'. Tracking shot driving through crowd. MS Prince Edward talking to veteran; rows of veterans / soldiers behind him. Prince & others walk by looking at Table of Plenty in Moose Jaw - a harvest display with sheaves of wheat; vegetables; home canned fruits; etc.

    Title - 'Pays a visit to Military Hospital'. HRH shaking hands with row of soldiers outside Military Hospital. Title - 'He is interested in seeing discharged soldiers learning the automobile trade'. Interior: HRH visits workshop / trade school where discharged soldiers are learning auto mechanics.
    Title - 'A picture of His Royal Highness is made by a Nursing Sister'. Nun / nurse takes photograph of Prince.

    Title - 'Arrives at Regina, Capital of Province of Saskatchewan'. HRH climbs into open carriage; rides in procession through town.
    Title - 'Prince and his escort pay a visit to Parliament Buildings'. MS people waving from balcony at Provincial Parliament building. Prince & group climb stairs to entrance. Pan over large crowd. Wide shot of parliament building; panning up to dome on top. Rows of soldiers in front of building.
    Title - 'Scenes in front of Parliament Buildings'. LS salute being fired from cannons. HRH shakes hands with nurses. Soldiers wave hats on sticks & flags. Shot from above crowd waving many flags. Different location: HRH meeting officers. MS meeting disabled veteran in wheelchair. Title - 'Officer who lost his sight in France receives Military Decoration from His Royal Highness'. MS the Prince on platform; gives medal to officer who was blinded in World War One.

    Title - 'Meeting Officers Royal Northwest Mounted Police at Headquarters. Regina'.
    MS's as Prince watches drill and meets men of the Mounties.
    Title - 'Exhibition drill with horses by members Royal Northwest Mounted Police'. Exhibition with horses: they actually push the horses over on their sides; get on horses while they're lying down; then horses stand up. Mountie does trick dismount.

    Title - 'Views efforts to saddle wild horses'. Mounties breaking wild horses; trying to saddle horses etc.- looks sort of like cruelty to animals when they're pulling a horse between 2 ropes & the beast keeps falling to his knees. They finally put saddle on while horse is on the ground. Mounties pose with saddled horse. Mountie in saddle; horse keeps rearing up.

    Title - 'The Prince interested in Rough Riding Exhibition'. MS as man rides a bucking horse. MS Mountie with horse; he pats its neck & muzzle; then bends his face down as if kissing horse. Then horse kisses the Mountie on his cheek! Next; 2 Mounties & 2 women: 1 man lifts woman & sits her on cannon.

    Title - 'Farewell to Officers on leaving Royal Northwest Mounted Police Headquarters'. Prince saying goodbye to the Mounted Police officers. They wave hats as he gets in car to leave.

    Title - 'The Prince decorates Veterans in front of City Hall'. HRH decorates veterans on platform in front of Regina City Hall. Title - 'He speaks to schoolchildren from the platform'. Shot from rear HRH speaking to schoolchildren. Great shot of crowd of children jumping up & down & waving crowds - such excitement!

    Title - 'Scenes during visit of His Royal Highness to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba'. MS HRH walking in the town. LS as he decorates soldier. MS crowd at rally.

    Title - 'The Prince arrives at Cobalt, Ontario, centre of silver mining district'.

    HRH mounts steps to yet another platform.

    Title - 'He inspects silver ore at mines - On leaving children present him with silver nugget'. MS as Prince visits silver mine: he & others look at some silver ore laid out on table. Then shot of Prince coming out of doorway; little girl runs up & gives him piece of ore as a present; miners watch at left. HRH thanks children; everyone cheers. HRH's car drives past Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts.

    Title - 'His Royal Highness arrives at Niagara Falls, Ontario'. MS car driving through crowd, big ship in background.

    Title - 'Views of Niagara Falls'. View of Niagara Falls; panning right; Prince & 2 others seen from back as silhouettes in foreground. Another scenic view from railing. Closer shot of top of waterfall. Shot looking down at boat below.

    Title - 'People don oilskins to go underneath the Falls'. MS group of people wearing oilskin rain ponchos. More tourists standing at lower observation place; looking at Falls.

    Title - 'Inspects Guard of Honour composed of remnant Princess Pat's Regiment carrying Colours they had with them in France'. Prince inspecting the Regiment. MS on platform lifting his hat to crowd.

    Title - 'The Prince waves to the crowds who respond with cheers'. MS one of the local leaders up there with him leads a cheer with such enthusiasm it looks like he might fall off!

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    01:40:37:00 / 01:56:27:00
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