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Title:ARRIVAL OF PRINCE YORIHITO OF HIGASHI-FUSHIMI IN ENGLAND, 1918 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 361
Summary: The Prince's arrival at Dover and in London, and visit to Woolwich (?), 28th October 1918.
Description: The Prince is piped on board a ship in Dover harbour and his staff line up for inspection. He is greeted by a number of British Army and Royal Navy officers, the most senior being Major Prince Arthur of Connaught, Lieutenant-General Pulteney and Commander Sir Charles Cust. The Prince leaves the ship to inspect his Royal Navy escort. He is introduced to the mayor and deputy mayor of the city, and to Colonel the Earl of Pembroke. The Japanese Ambassador with his naval and military attachés are also present, and the whole area heavily festooned with flags and bunting. The Prince's drive from Victoria Station (?) on the same day, through streets hung with Japanese flags. The Prince leaves his car at Woolwich Arsenal, the day looking very misty and overcast. He takes the salute as British field guns move past slowly on a parade ground, unlimber, and fire one shot in salute. A soldier, back to camera, demonstrates something, possibly a gasmask, to the Prince.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Yorihito, Prince of Japan (person)
Arthur, Prince (Duke of Connaught) (person)
Pulteney, William Pulteney (person)
Cust, Charles (person)
Pembroke (Colonel) (person)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, Japanese international - goodwill (object name)
buildings, British - commercial: railway station (object name)
GB, England & Dover, Kent <harbour> (geography)
GB, England & London, SW <Victoria Station> (geography)
GB, England & London, SE <Woolwich Arsenal> (geography)