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Other titles:FUNERAL OF KING GEORGE VI [Allocated Title]
Summary: Unedited scenes of an aircraft carrier ops room, plus footage of the funeral procession of King George VI, 15 February 1952.
Description: I. A series of shots, of the activities in an aircraft carrier operations room including ADR (Aircraft Direction Room), MADP (Main Air Display Plot), RDR (Radar Display Room) and Seaguard radar scan.
II. Scenes from the funeral of King George VI. Camera position is upon the Citadel, at the Admiralty. The funeral procession passes by the camera, which is then repositioned to re-film the cortège.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1284 ft; Running time: 14 mins
Notes: Summary: notable for item II. Best shot of coffin has been removed, otherwise general if rather over-exposed footage. Sequence of story not clearly defined. The order of cortège and mourners can be found described in The Times of 16th February 1952. The body was transported to Paddington from Westminster. (Item I is described as belonging to Admiralty film project A469 "AIO & D".)