• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The King Abdicates".

    London.

    This story is very similar to THE KING ABDICATES (version 1 of 2), also in 36/100.

    This version includes shots of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin getting into a car outside no. 10 Downing St. More shots of Duke and Duchess of York (Prince Albert, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother) on official visits with Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II). The narrator incorrectly refers to new sovereign as King Albert I.

    M/S of Queen Mary with toddlers. Narrator describes Queen Mary - "the gracious lady whose sorrow must be so heavy throughout these tragic days".

    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 1 of 2) - it is mute.

    Note: mute neg. ends at 01:53:03, 12 seconds before end of sound track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    901.18
    Media URN:
    13266
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:03:00 / 01:53:15:00
    Canister:
    36/100

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