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  • Short Summary

    Retrospective material about illness of King George V.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Empire watched and prayed while His Majesty fought for life ..."

    London.

    Crowds of people gather outside Buckingham Palace. A bulletin is put up about the health of King George V.

    A car is driven out of the gates. Shots of the car driving along country roads with window blocked out.

    Intertitle reads: "... and with what joy we greeted him when he returned happily restored to health!"

    Top view of large military parade along The Mall and in front of Palace. Shots of King George V and Queen Mary in open royal carriage after his illness. More shots of large crowd. King and Queen appear on balcony of Buckingham Palace.

    Repeated shots of first section.

    Shots of King and Queen with Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) leaving Church and speaking to priests.

    N.B. Retrospective Material used in 21st Anniversary issues put out in 1931. The King's illness happened in 1928.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    761.36
    Media URN:
    8692
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:43:00 / 01:57:00:00
    Canister:
    31/16

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