• Short Summary

    King George V and the Prince of Wales see at display of British naval power.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Weymouth. With His Majesty in Command - the Home Fleet goes to sea for battle practice - a majestic spectacle of sea power, to stir the heart of every Briton."

    Weymouth, Dorset.

    King George V stands in naval uniform on a saluting platform.

    Sailors march along.

    King and his son, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) on saluting base. More shots of the sailors and the Royals. The King salutes.

    A large ship (possibly the Royal Yacht - Victoria and Albert) sails alongside a warship.

    Good shots of warships at sea.

    The Royal Yacht sails past and raises signal flags.

    More shots of warships sailing in convoy. They are 'splicing the main brace' - whatever that is. This is the first time they have done this since the end of World War I.

    The Royal Yacht is seen alongside a warship.

    More good warship shots. Several of the ships fire their guns in salute. (Sound track runs out).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    641.33
    Media URN:
    4640
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:58:00 / 01:43:11:00
    Canister:
    32/57

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