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    Documentary film about the years 1905-1910, a period of technological and political change.

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    Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.

    Reel 2.

    01:13:11 Titles read "Edwardian Summer"

    01:13:18 Illuminated sign for Electric Palace cinema. Musicians in orchestra pit of cinema playing instruments. Interior of cinema. A yacht is sailing on the screen. Cut to -

    01:13:31 Yacht at sea. Several sailing vessels at sea. Damaged fishing vessels in harbour - they were attacked by the Russian navy by mistake. Shots of some of the fishermen on board.

    01:14:11 Czar Nicholas II (Tsar) inspects troops. Unidentified military men climb into horse drawn carriage and are driven away. French Corporal having insignia stripped from his uniform (voice over suggests connections to the Dreyfus affair - the film is not of Dreyfus).

    01:15:03 Lord Roberts being greeted by young children. They are waving flags and handkerchiefs. One child has a Union Jack flag. King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra climb into open carriage with another unidentified woman. The carriage drives off. The carriage drives down troop lined road.

    01:15:44 Horse drawn and motor vehicles drive over Westminster Bridge in London. Female musicians playing in orchestra pit in cinema. Scenes from the Gordon Bennett Road Race. Cars drive fast around corner. Car drives to stop, man climbs off to check engine. Racing cars drive round corner. Car stops, co-driver fills engine up with petrol from can which, once empty, he then throws away. More early car racing scenes.


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    01:13:11:00 / 01:16:49:00

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