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  • Short Summary

    Funeral procession of Queen Victoria on Isle of Wight, in London and Windsor.

  • Description

    Queen Victoria's Funeral.

    Various locations of events.

    Procession of horse guards moving along street in Cowes, Isle of Wight, watched by guards and spectators. Officers on foot followed by guards with muffled drums and military band. Scottish officers. Queen Victoria's coffin is on gun carriage pulled by horses. More officers and guards follow on foot, plus male and female officials. More horseguards.

    Royal Yacht at sea between Isle of Wight and mainland. Warships at anchor fire salute.

    Several shots of funeral procession moving through the streets of London. King Edward VII and Kaiser Wilhelm amongst those following the gun carriage.

    Arrival at Windsor and procession to Windsor Castle, long line of foreign royalty as well as English mourners following the gun carriage which is pulled by seamen.

    Arrival at St. George's chapel where the coffin is lifted from the gun carriage and carried up steps into chapel followed by the many mourners. Different angle shot of the arrival of the coffin and its transfer into the Chapel.

    Duplicate exists in UN 1 B (F).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3276.05
    Media URN:
    91026
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1901
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:14:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:42:00 / 01:32:38:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (3)

  1. Bayreuth62 says

    I strongly believe that at least the 1st part of this film has been inverted left to right. You have a left handed flute player and left handed Trombone players. All of the horsemen have their scabbards on their right hand side ie they will draw them with their left hand! Finally soldiers are wearing their medals on their right hand side. Surely theu are not wearing them for someone else!!

  2. holdfast says

    The previous post is correct; one could add that the officers on foot are carrying their sheathed swords in their right hands instead of their left! The film is obviously back to front. It is time British Pathe fixed it or they will look rather foolish.

  3. holdfast says

    When I wrote my previous comment I had not watched the whole of the clip. It switches during the film from laterally inverted to correct and back again a few times. It is an interesting piece of history from a very old film. It looks as though the original film broke into pieces and was then spliced together, with some of the sections back to front.

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