• Short Summary

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth watch exercises by Air Raid Precautions officers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Royal Tour".

    The Midlands.

    VS. of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) watching realistic mock air raids to give the ARP (A.R.P. - Air Raid Precautions) services practise. Good shots of men of the AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) at work with hoses and rescuing volunteer victims from building erected on a site at Birmingham. Good mock up - explosions, victims on the ground. smoke and fire.

    VS. of the King and Queen watching a demonstration by men of the AFS at Wolverhampton. The men demonstrate their speed at running and operating hoses. Ends with shot of King and Queen looking on.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1043.01
    Media URN:
    20735
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:10:00 / 01:01:39:00
    Canister:
    40/34

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