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Title:THE CORONATION OF KARL OF HUNGARY PART 1 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1034-01b
Summary: The coronation of Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary as King Karl IV of Hungary in Budapest, 30th December 1916.
Description: Empress Zita's carriage drives past the War Ministry towards Saint Mathias' Church, the magnates of Hungary dipping their banners in salute as it passes. Outside the church, as the ceremony goes on, the magnates, including Herzog Czernin, wait. Zita and her son Otto come down the church steps and into their coach. The Hungarian Life Guard leads the procession, with Herzog Burian nearby. Karl leads the procession on horseback, wearing the Crown of Saint Stephen, followed by Herzog Friedrich, then Burien. Karl walks, with Adjutant Lobkovitz behind him, through the assembled magnates. Outside the church, on the coronation column, Karl takes the oath. Then the procession mounts and rides to the coronation hill. The various clergymen (of all denominations, including Jews and Moslems) who took part in the ceremony emerge from the church. Zita's coach drives off. The procession of the magnates continues. At the top of the coronation hill Karl prepares to take a further oath.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Zita, Empress of Austria-Hungary (person)
Otto, Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary (person)
Czernin (Duke) (person)
Burián von Rajecz, Stephan (person)
Lobkowitz (Prince) (person)
Karl I, Emperor of Austria-Hungary (person)
Austro-Hungarian Army, Hungarian Life Guard (regiment/service)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 726 ft; Running time: 13 mins
Notes: Summary: see also IWM 1039-02
Technical: this film is currently held on the same reel as films IWM 1034-01a-c, the can is marked as IWM 1034-01. Note that the three reels of IWM 1034 are numbered as 1, 3 and 4. There is no reel 2
Remarks: rather disjointed, and at times difficult to watch