• Short Summary

    King George VI and the Royal Family visit Basutoland to present medals.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The King and the Tribesmen".

    Basuto tribesmen gather at Maseru, capital of Basutoland, South Africa to welcome the Royal family.

    LS MS Various shots of hordes of mounted Basutos travelling amid clouds of dust to Maseru.

    MS Tribesmen watch from crowds.

    CU pan along line of Royal Family. CU Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and the King. Princess Elizabeth wears a small halo hat trimmed with veil and ostrich feathers and the King in tropical naval uniform.

    CU Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), back view turning round chatting wearing small robin hood hat trimmed with ostrich feathers.

    CU Princess Margaret Rose profile, (good shot) wearing small back of the head bonnet.

    MS Basuto regent chieftainess Mantsevo Seeiso, escorted by her consort walk to the dais, where the King gives her the OBE (Order of the British Empire).

    LS the scene at dusk when the Basutos gathered round the camp fires outside their tents.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1179.15
    Media URN:
    40650
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:04:00 / 01:42:41:00
    Canister:
    47/24

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