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Title:VISIT OF HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES TO EBBW VALE, FEBRUARY 21ST 1918 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 170
Summary: The Prince of Wales' visit to Ebbw Vale, 21 February 1918.
Description: The Prince's car arrives at Ebbw Vale. He wears Army uniform and is accompanied by the Honourable Sir Sidney Greville and Lord Treowan. He greets the assembled dignitaries and inspects a guard of honour from the local Cadet Corps and the Monmouthshire volunteers. Wearing collier's overalls and cap, and carrying a safety lamp, he emerges from a visit to the underground coalface at Victoria Colliery. He inspects Lord Treowan's nearby steelworks and meets a group of VAD nurses at the local hospital. At Cardiff docks he is shown various light naval weapons including a mine projector (?). He leaves to the cheers of the people. In the last scene he greets one of the workers of Guest, Keene and Nettlefold Ltd.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Edward, Prince (Duke of Windsor) (person)
Greville, Sidney (person)
Herbert, Ivor John Caradoc (1st Baron Treowan) (person)
Voluntary Aid Detachment (regiment/service)
British Army, Cadet Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Monmouthshire Regiment (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Cardiff Naval Docks (regiment/service)
Guest, Keene and Nettlefold (regiment/service)
Victoria Colliery (regiment/service)
Treowan Steelworks (regiment/service)
Keywords: industry, British - primary (object name)
weapons, British naval - depth charge: mine projector (?) (object name)
delegations, British national - goodwill (object name)
society, British - domestic (object name)
GB, Wales & Cardiff, Glam (geography)
GB, Wales & Ebbw Vale, Glam (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 314 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Production: possibly a private newsreel film rather than official material, although Pictorial News (Official) / War Office Official Topical Budget Issue 340-1 (27/2/1918) "Prince in the Principality" covers this event.
Intertitles: some of these are obviously missing.