DUKE OF GLOUCESTER IN CEYLON MAY 1934

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Subjects:

  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: DUKE OF GLOUCESTER IN CEYLON MAY 1934

Reference number: 10075

Date: 1934 - 1935

Director: filmed by William Dick Brown

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.48 mins tbc

Description: Amateur footage of events in and around Colombo, Ceylon [Sri Lanka], including a royal visit and a Scouts' jamboree.

Shotlist: Children waving union flags and the Duke of Gloucester’s car arriving. Men line up and are inspected by the Duke. The Duke lays a wreath at a war memorial. High shots showing Grenadier Guards band marching and crowds following behind. Shots of a clock tower and Lord Baden-Powell arriving at a Scouts' jamboree on Galle Face, Colombo. People holding flags from different countries march on to a field. Bands and dancers parade in a line past the crowds. Extensive shots of the performance follow with people in various costumes. Shots from the beach. Shots from a parade a float covered in flowers with union flags drives past - other floats in the shape of swans and elephants. Elephant pulling along another float. Crowds walking about in front of a municipal building and shots of boats sailing near the liner Empress of Britain. Waves crashing over a harbour wall.