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  • Short Summary

    King George V opens the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, London.

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    Item title reads - State Opening of British Empire Exhibition by His Majesty the King. Wembley Stadium, London.

    L/S as royal procession and mounted guards drive and ride under a bridge to enter Wembley Stadium, soldiers stand at the side. L/S of mounted guards and soldiers standing to attention, M/S as the royal carriage rides into the stadium. M/S as the carriage rides past the cheering crowds, King George V and Queen Mary wave. L/S from above as they get out of the carriage, he salutes.

    M/S of soldiers doing drill with their guns, the camera pans across them, guards ride past on horses in the foreground and background. L/S from the side as the King stands on a platform and salutes. M/S as the King reads a speech, he walks forward and presses a button, another man salutes. One of their sons is with them, possibly Prince Albert.

    M/S as cannons fire. M/S of the royal party. L/S as aeroplane's fly over the stadium in formation. L/S as a military band play and march on the pitch. L/S of the parade, the camera pans across nurses and sailors. M/S as Queen Mary gets in a carriage followed by the King and another man, the footmen get on the back and cover their knees with a blanket. M/S as they set off and the King salutes. The parade passes by the crowds. L/S as they carry on and everyone waves from the packed stands.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:54:00 / 01:11:16:00
    G 1188

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Opening Ceremony took place on 9 May 1925.

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