• Short Summary

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit an aircraft factory and meet locals in the Midlands.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ROYAL TOUR".

    North Wales and the Midlands.

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) visit an aircraft factory. They watch an aircraft "fresh from the factory" being tested. A crowd of factory workers run across the plant to catch a glimpse of the royals. The King and Queen get into their car and are driven off.

    At another 'walkabout', the royal couple are greeted by crowds of cheering locals. A little boy in his mother's arms gives a Union Jack flag to Queen Elizabeth. She chats to the mother and child, before handing the flag back to him. Brief shot of a crowd of children waving Union Jack flags.

    At Boscobel, the royals pose beneath the famous oak tree where Charles II his after his defeat at Worcester in 1651. Lastly, we see the King and Queen walking around the grounds of Lichfield Cathedral as crowds of people wave and cheer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1332.20
    Media URN:
    43992
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:41:00 / 01:36:43:00
    Canister:
    42/59

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