• Short Summary

    King George VI visits HMS Duke of York and HMS Norfolk plus a US warship.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE KING VISITS BRITISH & US WARSHIPS".

    Somewhere in British 'home waters'.

    King George VI arrives aboard HMS Duke of York, inspects members of the crew on the deck then leaves. MLS of his launch moving off. The King then arrives on HMS Norfolk and starts inspection.

    Admiral Stark, Commander of the United States Navy in Europe greets the King aboard an American warship now attached to the Home Fleet. The King shakes hands with several officers - one of them is probably Rear Admiral Giffen. The King makes an inspection. C/Us of several US sailors. M/S of one of the ship's officers, Lieutenant Douglas Fairbanks Jnr (American film star!).

    The King leaves the ship by launch. On leaving he gets three cheers from the crew. He then sails through the Merchant Navy fleet in a merchant auxiliary vessel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1330.19
    Media URN:
    43928
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:14:00 / 01:36:34:00
    Canister:
    42/48

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