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Summary: I. Newsreel item on a crash at an air race at Douai, France, June 1912.
II. Newsreel item on a student rag at Kew Gardens, London, June 1912.
III. Newsreel item on a flower show in Paris, June 1912.
IV. Newsreel item on the marriage of Graham White to Dorothy Chadwell Taylor at Chelmsford, June 1912.
V. Newsreel item on a coach race along the East Sheen Avenue, London, June 1912.
VI. Newsreel item on King George V reviewing the Saint John's Ambulance Brigade at Windsor, 22nd June 1912.
Description: The wrecks of two aircraft which collided are shown, neither identifiable.
The art students, including girls, are in fancy dress. They play leapfrog, improvise a foxtrot, and play up for the camera.
The "Battle of the Flowers" is a procession of horse-drawn or motorised floats, all decorated with flowers and driving down the boulevards. Mlle Dorgère wins ("obtains the prize" according to the caption) for her car float of a monoplane, which she is seen driving.
The bride and groom, both famous aviators, fly to their wedding. White comes in to land by the church in his own design 'Aero-Bus'. Miss Chadwell Taylor flies in a Blériot IX past the church tower. They emerge from the wedding ceremony under an archway formed by Boy Scouts presenting arms.
The four-in-hand mail coaches of the coaching marathon come up the wide avenue (described as "East Sheen Road") with escorts of motor cars and some cyclists. It is a very pleasant, tree-lined upper-class neighbourhood.
The men and women of the Brigade walk into their parade position. The King, in long shot on horseback, rides among them, reviewing them. In an open carriage nearby the Queen sits with the Prince of Wales "on the eve of his birthday" in naval uniform. The King continues with his review.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Dorgere (Mlle) (person)
Grahame-White, Claude (person)
Chadwell Taylor, Dorothy (person)
George V, King (person)
Mary, Queen (person)
Edward, Prince (Duke of Windsor) (person)
Boy Scouts (regiment/service)
Saint John Ambulance (regiment/service)
Keywords: destruction, French: air crash (object name)
recreation, French civilian - sport: air race (object name)
society, British - charity: student's rag (object name)
recreation, British civilian - casual (object name)
recreation, French civilian - general: flower show (object name)
aircraft, British - early: Graham White Aero-Bus (object name)
aircraft, French - early: Bleriot IX (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: wedding (Graham White and Dorothy Chadwell Taylor) (object name)
society, British - romance (object name)
buildings, British - religious: church (object name)
recreation, British civilian - sport: mail coach race (object name)
transport, British civilian - animal: mail coach (object name)
ceremonies, British - state (object name)
Douai, Nord, France (geography)
GB, England & London, W <Kew Gardens> (geography)
Paris, Département de Ville de Paris, France (geography)
Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK (geography)
GB, England & London, SW <East Sheen & East Sheen Avenue> (geography)
GB, England & Windsor, Berks (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: 380 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Technical: this film is currently held on the same reel as films IWM 1082-02a-d, the can is marked as IWM 1082-02