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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 342-2 (Spanish version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on a visit by King George V and Queen Mary to Reading, March 1918.
II. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on King George V presenting medals to convalescent soldiers or the relatives of dead soldiers at a hospital near London, March 1918.
III. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on members of the Chinese Labour Corps celebrating the Chinese New Year at Noyelles, France, 11th February 1918.
Description: I. The King and Queen tour the Sutton War Seeds works, and then the Huntley and Palmers biscuits works, watching as girls perform most of the tasks in both.
II. Various soldiers come up to receive their decorations. Also receiving a medal is the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel R L Beasley, collecting his DSO. With Mrs Beasley is her small son, who shakes hands with and then salutes the King, then repeats the ceremony with the Queen, who is standing beside him.
III. As British soldiers and French civilians watch, the Chinese hold a procession through the village, including a paper dragon and stilt walkers.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George V, King (person)
Mary, Queen (person)
Beasley, R L (person)
Sutton War Seeds (regiment/service)
Huntley & Palmers (regiment/service)
British Army, Chinese Labour Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, British national - state (object name)
industry, British - food (object name)
agriculture, British - arable (object name)
ceremonies, British - state: investiture (object name)
celebrations, Chinese - popular: New Year (object name)
society, Chinese - ethnic (object name)
Reading area, Berkshire, England, UK (geography)
GB, England (geography)
Noyelles-sur-Mer, Somme, France (geography)
children & [+] (concept)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 190 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary (item III): see IWM 168 for the Chinese item
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 699a, IWM 699b and IWM 699c, the can is marked as IWM 699
Remarks (item II): the behaviour of the little boy in the investiture sequence is very moving