• Short Summary

    King George VI visits Italy and witnesses work of Allied Forces.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The King in Italy".

    Various shots of General Alexander greeting King George VI as he arrives by plane in Italy. The two of them drive off in open car. The car the Royal Pennant flying from the bonnet.

    L/S of the King with Admiral Cunningham on board a motor launch. They are going out to inspect ships in Naples Harbour. The King and Admiral come ashore and inspect Guard of Honour by Royal Marines and soldiers of American 5th Army. The King then boards a British cruiser. Various shots of the King inspecting ship's company before returning to car and being driven off.

    Various shots of King with General Oliver Leese, Commander of 8th army, outside his caravan on the plains of Umbria. Panning L/S of the plains.

    Various shots of ceremony at which the King presents V.C.s (Victoria Crosses) to Captain Richard Wakeford and Fusilier Francis Jefferson. After taking salute at march past, the King performs the Knighthood ceremony on Sir General Leese. More shots of King reviewing troops.

    Various shots of King getting out of plane at another airfield. The King is greeted by Commander of Polish Corps, General Anders and then inspects Guard of Honour by Polish soldiers.

    Various shots at another base. The King goes amongst South African airmen in the RAF (Royal Air Force). He takes close look at maps in the briefing room. Various shots of King's car passing lines of troops along road.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:38:00 / 01:38:06:00

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