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Newsreel item on the state opening of Parliament by King George V, London, 7th February 1918.

The King and Queen, in an open landau, drive out of the gates of Buckingham Palace. Their escort is composed of mounted troops of all the Imperial forces: British, Indian and Australian horsemen leading, with New Zealand, South African, Newfoundland, British West Indian and Canadian horsemen as rear escort. The procession enters through the gates of the Palace of Westminster. Sir Francis Lloyd, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Derby are seen arriving in turn by car for the opening of "The Chevrons Club" for petty officers and non-commissioned officers. The front of the club is shown.

(From IWM catalogue, IWM 663a)

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Year 1918

Reference number F246481

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Production company Department of Information, War Office Cinema Committee, Topical Film Company

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