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  • Short Summary

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attend various events on their visit to Paris. France. Soundtrack missing.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Their Majesties in France.

    Various shots of cars and horses passing the Arc de Trimophe. King George VI gets out and walks along. Various shots of war veterans and people saluting. M/S as the King lays a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. M/S of Guards on horses. Various shots of the King. M/S as he signs the Golden Book of Remembrance. Various shots as he gets into the car which drives through crowds. L/S of the King and Queen on a launch. L/S of the King and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) on the boat. L/S of a large fountain, and Guards lining the river bank. Various shots as they sail along the Seine towards the Hotel de Ville. L/S as they get off and walk up steps to the quay. L/S of the Hotel de Ville. M/S as they get out. M/S of Guard of Honour, the royal couple walk up the path and into the Hotel de Ville. Various shots of them inside, they sign the book of noble visitors. C/U of their signatures. Various shots as they walk in the garden. M/S of the King with other men at the reception, the Queen chats to French President Albert Lebrun and meets a lady who curtsies.

    Various shots of an outdoor ballet, M/S of the King and Queen watching. Various shots of Paris lit up at night and decorated with Union Jack flags and pictures of the King and Queen. Various shots of firework display at night. Various shots of the King watching a military parade. L/S of ornate interior of Chateau of Versailles. M/S as camera pans across tables in the hall of mirrors where they are having lunch. C/U of a waiter wearing 15th century costume and wig. M/S as the Queen speaks to Lebrun. M/S as the Queen takes her place for the historic pageant of music and drama. Various shots as men and women in period costume perform. C/U profile of King watching. C/U of Queen. They meet the performers afterwards and congratulate them.

    Cataloguer's note: the soundtrack to this item is missing, it contains some of the same footage from 'Special - King and Queen in France.' in 38/59 on *PM0975*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    973.32
    Media URN:
    17414
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1938
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:34:00 / 01:37:35:00
    Canister:
    38/58

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