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  • Short Summary

    King Edward VIII abdicates - various archive shots of members of Royal Family involved.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The King Abdicates".

    London.

    Abdication of King Edward VIII (Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor), his brother Duke of York (Prince Albert) becomes the new sovereign - King George VI.

    Various shots of Edward inspecting troops. Panning shot of Westminster Palace.

    Intertitle reads (flash frame): "King Edward VIII arrives at St. James' Palace".

    L/S of St. James' Palace, the Royal Standard flag flied at half mast. Various shots of cars passing crowds on The Mall - passengers inside hide their faces.

    Various shots of Duke and Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) on official visit with Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II). Looks like they are visiting some sort of exhibition?

    M/S of Queen Mary in a garden with row of toddlers. M/S of Duke of York on board a ship, he wears Navy officer's uniform.

    Note: lots of shots in this item appear to be archive shots from earlier Pathe Gazette stories.

    Note: please see also separate record for THE KING ABDICATES (version 2 of 2) - it has a sound track!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    901.17
    Media URN:
    13265
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1936
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:04:00 / 01:52:00:00
    Canister:
    36/100

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