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Title:KING GEORGE VI VISITS ALGIERS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 476
Other titles:MEDITERRANEAN OPERATIONS OF THE ROYAL NAVY [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: King George VI visits British and United States naval forces at Algiers on the forth day of his North African tour.
Description: HM arrives in a staff car and is greeted by Admiral Cunningham. The King talks with the US Commander in Chief, Vice-Admiral Hewitt and meets the other senior US Naval officers. The usual inspections follow - WRNS, RN and USN officers and men, RM honour guard - all to the accompaniment of a RM band. The King then goes onboard USS Savannah (42), and HMS Howe. The cameraman is onboard the battleship and records piping the side, honour guard, inspection of divisions, and cheering ship.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
British Paramount News (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George VI, King (person)
Cunningham, John Henry Dacres (person)
Hewitt, Henry Kent (person)
Royal Navy, Howe (regiment/service)
United States Navy, USS SAVANNAH, light cruiser (1937) (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - battleship: Howe (object name)
ships, United States naval - cruiser: USS Savannah (object name)
Algeria & Algiers (geography)