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Title:STATE ENTRY OF THE KING AND QUEEN OF BELGIUM INTO BRUGES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 359
Summary: Scenes in the main square of Bruges during the state entry by King Albert and Queen Elisabeth, Belgium, 25th October 1918.
Description: The square is surrounded on all sides by people waving flags and cheering. The King and Queen are on horseback in the centre of the square, the King wearing Belgian Army uniform with a shrapnel helmet. The King takes the salute as soldiers and horsemen of the Belgian Army march past. The two British representatives on horseback with the party are Admiral Sir Roger Keyes and Brigadier-General the Earl of Athlone. The King and Queen move off to the far side of the square, dismount, and greet various town officials including the local priest. Having remounted they move off again with their escort of the Allied representatives, the crowd gathering behind the procession.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Buckstone, Walter A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Albert I, King of Belgium (person)
Elisabeth, Queen of Belgium (person)
Keyes, Roger John Brownlow (person)
Athlone, Alexander (Earl) (person)
Belgian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: celebrations, Belgian - liberation (object name)
ceremonies, Belgian - state: entry into Bruges (King Albert) (object name)
journalism and record, Belgian - press (object name)
Brugge, West Flanders, Belgium (geography)