• Short Summary

    The horse "Airborne" wins the Derby at Epsom watched by the royal family. Surrey.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Derby.

    Epsom Downs, Surrey.

    Epsom Downs, and its characteristic crowds, bookies, funfair, and side shows in first post-war Derby. Camera pans across them all, M/S of a Pearly King. Various shots as people eat and drink. Various shots of Prince Monolulu grinning and jumping about at the races. M/S of him in a rain hat. L/S of huge crowds. The royal family drive up the course in a closed car. L/S as they get out of the car. Horses parade around. Good shots of King George VI and Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) laughing together.

    Various shots as the horses walk around, M/S as Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Princess Elizabeth point to the horses as they walk up towards start. The horses begin the race. M/S as the royal family watch the race, the King smokes a cigarette. Various shots as the horses race up the course. "Airborne" wins followed by "Gulf Stream" and "Radiotherapy". The royal family prepare to leave. M/S's of "Airborne" and jockey walking into the enclosure.

    End Titles.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:06:00 / 01:32:21:00

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