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  • Short Summary

    King Fouad of Egypt presides over a one day session of his parliament.

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    Item title reads - The shortest Parliament ever held. His Majesty King Fouad opens session that only lasted one day! Cairo, Egypt.

    L/S of the parade with many horses pulling the ornate royal carriage, they are followed by other military men on horseback, other guards line the side and people watch. M/S of the horses and carriage coming to a stop at parliament building, King Fouad gets out and is greeted by other dignitaries.

    Intertitle - 'Zagloul Pasha.' Egyptian Premier Zagloul Pasha walks through the gates and greets his colleagues. M/S as they wait at the door, the King emerges and salutes as he gets back into his carriage. M/S as they ride off.

    M/S from the side as the carriage drives along and comes around a corner towards the camera. L/S of many people waving at the camera and lifting their hats as it pans across them. Various shots of the members of parliament waiting outside. M/S of the royal coach, the guards get on. M/S of the King inside parliament sat on a huge throne. M/S of men sat round the side and on a balcony, various shots of parliament in session. M/S as they emerge from the building.

    Note: the latter part of this item could be cuts. There is another version of this item with the same title and similar footage which is tinted blue. It is on *PM0386*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:28:00 / 01:34:10:00
    G 1179

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