The Last Journey - Funeral Of King George VI (1952)

Channel: British Pathé


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London, England. The Funeral of King George VI.

GV. Guard of Honour in Palace Yard pan to coffin being carried from Westminster Hall by Grenadier Guard Pallbearers. -Spacing-. SV. SCU. Pallbearers placing coffin on gun carriage - Crown, Sceptre and Orb on coffin. MV. Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in deep mourning, walking from Hall and into carriage, and past Lord Louis Mountbatten, etc. LV. Gun carriage being drawn by naval ratings through gates of Palace Yard. SCU. Pan, coffin past. GTV. Cortege moving towards Whitehall past Houses of Parliament. LV. Queen's coach and Dukes just out of gates. SV. Pan, four Dukes, Edinburgh, Gloucester, Windsor (formerly Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII), Kent. SV. Cenotaph. LV. Elevated, foreign representatives saluting as they pass Cenotaph. GV. Procession making way up Whitehall. SV. Tableau on Guards Memorial. LV. Towards, Guards marching across Horseguards Parade, with arms reversed. LV . Crowd. LV. Towards, coffin being pulled across Horseguards. Sailors turn corner. SV. MV. Pan, gun carriage starts to turn corner. SV. Sailors lining route with arms reversed and heads bowed. SV. Towards, Queen's carriage turning from Horseguards followed by and pan with Dukes of Windsor, Edinburgh (Prince Philip), Gloucester and Kent. pan back to Kings Frederik of Denmark, Paul of Greece and Gustav Adolf of Sweden, and President Auriol of France, and other foreign heads of state including President Ribar of Yugoslavia, King Feisal of Iraq and President Bayar of Turkey. CU. BBC Commentator.

LV. Top view, Gun carriage being drawn past Citadel. GV. Towards, elevated, procession marching through Hyde Park. GV. Crowd at Hyde Park. (Marble Arch). GV. Troops marching through gates at Marble Arch. SV. Top view, mounted policemen. GV. Procession approaching and going through gates at Marble Arch. SV. Top view, crowd. MV. Top view, gun carriage being drawn through gates at Marble Arch.

GV. Funeral Procession of King George VI turning down Edgeware Road. GV. Coffin being pulled along Paddington Station platform. MV. Pan, coffin being hauled along platform. SV. Pan, back view, coffin being hauled along platform. LV. Dignitaries waiting to entrain. LV. Gentlemen-at-Arms taking places by side of train. MV. Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mother and Princess Margaret watching coffin being carried to train. MV. Coffin being carried towards train. GV. People looking on. GV. Train pulling out - guard of honour in foreground.

GV. Windsor Castle. MV. Guards band marching towards Castle. SV. Scots Pipe band marching towards Castle (not playing). SV. Queen Victoria Statue. SV. Pan, gun carriage on route to Castle. GV. Back view, procession and cortege approaching Windsor Castle. LV. Windsor Castle - flag at half-mast. GV. Procession passing Castle. CU. Woman. TV. Pipers playing. CU. Pipers feet pan up to pipers. CU. Piper, and bass drum. GV. Cortege passing Castle. CU. Guardsman. SV. Pan, coffin on gun carriage. MV. Four Dukes of Windsor, Edinburgh (Prince Philip), Gloucester and Kent past. SV. Back view, gun carriage being pulled under arch. SV. Sailors pulling gun carriage emerging from arch. CU. Feet, Pan back to coffin coming through arch. SV. Gun carriage being drawn towards St. George's Chapel. It stops, Cortege party step one pace forward. GV. Sailors doffing hats. SV. Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and others waiting on steps of Chapel. MV. Pall bearers taking coffin from carriage. SV. Bosuns playing pipes. Pan to sailors with bowed heads, and coffin being taken from carriage.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

SV. Sailors with bowed heads. MV. Pall bearers holding coffin for funeral of King George VI. Gun carriage being pulled away. SV. Pall bearers moving off with coffin. Angle shot, St. George's Chapel. LV. Coffin being carried up steps. SV. Four Dukes of Windsor, Edinburgh (Prince Philip), Gloucester and Kent looking on - Kent hatless. SV. Most Rev and Right Hon C. F. Garbett, Archbishop of Canterbury and Dr G. Fisher, Archbishop of York waiting on steps. SV. Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Royal and Princess Margaret, walking from coach up steps. GV. Coffin nearing top of steps followed by Queens, Princess Royal and Princess Margaret. SV. Back view, coffin going into Chapel. GV. Coffin going into Chapel followed by mourners. SV. St. George's Chapel, through trees. Pan down to wreathes. CU. Wreath. SV. Mass of wreaths. CU. Wreath. SV. Queen shaking hands with Dean of Windsor, Rt Rev E. C. K. Hamilton, and then embraces Princess Margaret. Prince Philip then embraces Princess Royal. Queen and Philip walk to car. SV. Queen Mother talking to Chapel Official. Angle shot. Through archway of St. George's Chapel.

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