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British Empire Exhibition - Opened by His Majesty the King in State


Series Name
Gaumont Graphic


Issue No.
Date Released
24 Apr 1924
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1British Empire Exhibition - Opened by His Majesty the King in State
  2. 2Byron Centenary - The Anniversary of the Famous Poet’s Death Was Solemnized in London by the Poetry Society
  3. 3World’s Largest Floating Dock. 10 Powerful Tugs Were Necessary to Tow the Monster from Armstrong Whitworth’s Yard on the Tyne
  4. 4Primrose Day - Children Decorate Beaconsfield Statue with Great Statesman’s Favourite Flower
  5. 5In Gala Dress - London Van Horses Parade in Regent’s Park, Lady Duckworth Presents the Awards
  6. 6Army Cup Final, the King and Queen See Wiltshire Regiment Defeat the Royal Artillery 1-0 at Aldershot


Story No. within this Issue
1 / 6
[SUBTITLE]: AT ALPERTON, THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN, AFTER MOTORING FROM WINDSOR, CHANGE INTO THEIR STATE COACH. MV Queen in coach, King climbs in, then 2 [shots?] of guards. MLV procession passes camera. [2ND SUBTITLE]: AT WEMBLEY GREEN. AN ADDRESS OF WELCOME FROM WEMBLEY COUNCIL. TLV procession of horse guards. TLV King and Queen’s landau, stops, flowers presented to Queen, drives off. TGV pan crowd. GV crowd, banner over houses, ‘Loyal Greetings’. MLV bourgeois types towards camera. LV to MV landau approaches camera, Queen just visible, King obscured. [3RD SUBTITLE]: HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES, PRESIDENT OF THE EXHIBITION, RECEIVES HIS MAJESTY. MV sorry looking youth, crowd behind. MLV guards in busbies march past. LV pan crowd in stadium. MV officers (Navy?) in full dress uniform, and policeman. MV 2 coloured gents in dresses. [4TH SUBTITLE]: THE SCENE IN THE GREAT STADIUM GV pan crowd. LVs landau in stadium, going round track, stops in front of Royal Box. GV pan crowd.
Royalty; Ceremonies; Colonialism; Fashion and costume; Military; Exhibitions and shows
London; England
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