VISIT OF DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Military
  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • BROMBERG, Ernest

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: VISIT OF DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER

Reference number: 0525

Date: 1937, September 4

Director: filmed by Ernest Bromberg for the Newscine, Aberdeen

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4 mins

Description: The Duchess of Gloucester visits Aberdeen and inspects a veterans' guard of honour, presenting new colours to the Aberdeen branch of the British Legion.

Shotlist: No credits. Duchess alights from car, is greeted by a small group with piper; She knocks on a door and enters, followed by the group; brief shot stewards looking out from doorway (0.29); - Blank - (0.42); Aberdeen's tumultuous welcome to the Duchess of Gloucester. (0.48) Shots of British Legion veterans lined up ready to parade; ms small group of veterans standing with flags (1.17); Crowd waiting by barriers. C/u poster reading "Presentation of colours by Duchess of Gloucester, Saturday 4 September at 2.30". Pipe band marches along Union Street (?) followed by the veterans. General views of crowd (2.21); The Duchess arrives by car [cameramen shooting in b/ground] (2.42) c/u police control the crowd (2.50) ls Duchess of Gloucester accompanied by a group of dignitaries; inspects the veterans' guard of honour. Three cheers are given (3.23); Crowd cheers as cars drive past, escorted by mounted police; pan over cheering waving children; [brief repeated shot from beginning] (4.23)