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Title:ROYAL VISIT TO HMS DUKE OF YORK [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 486
Summary: Mute film of King George VI and the Queen visiting HMS Duke of York in March, 1945, before she left Liverpool to join the British Pacific Fleet.
Description: MS as HM crosses the gangways onto HMS Duke of York and salutes the officers waiting to receive him. The Queen follows. Camera pans over crew members crowded on a 5.25 in turret and superstructure. King inspects marine guard. CU as HM talks with senior officers. Inspection of ship's officers - King talks with the chaplain. King and Queen go back across the gangway. Quayside crowded with spectators - press cameraman in foreground. MS of the assembled crew as they formally cheer the King. HM salutes from the quayside. The film then reverts to the actual visit - high angle MS as the King inspects divisions, Royal party stands before the anchor chains and looks up at 'A' and 'B' turrets. Profile MCU as HM presents medals MS of crew watching the ceremony - pan to the Queen and senior officer who look away distracted by events off-screen. CUs of King and Queen talking to spectators and members of their party.