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  • Short Summary

    Villagers in Coomassie, West Africa, practise their energetic ceremony before royal visit.

  • Description

    Item title reads - What the Prince will see! Native king, counsellors and villagers are fervently rehearsing their ceremonies and dances in honour of H.R.H.'s visit. Coomassie, (now Kumasi) West Africa.

    M/S of the King sat down and three counsellors holding sceptres, M/S of a boy playing a bugle, M/S of another boy dancing and spinning round. M/S as some boys wave flags, one holds a rifle, M/S of a boy carrying an umbrella to a lady sat watching in a group. M/S of a lady dancing, her dress slips down but she pulls it back up. M/S of ladies dancing in a circle, one has a baby strapped to her back, a band plays in the background. M/S of four girls stood together.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    378.08
    Media URN:
    24915
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:06:00 / 01:12:46:00
    Canister:
    G 1168

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