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  • Country: GB
  • Year: 1920
  • Runtime: 2 mins
  • Description:
    George V opening the Imperial War Museum at Crystal Palace, London, 9th June 1920.

    The King is with Queen Mary. They meet with Sir Alfred Mond, First Commissioner of Works, Sir Martin Conway and Major ffoulkes of the Imperial War Museum in the foyer of the Museum galleries. The guests and staff assemble for a formal ceremony of dedication. Then the King and Queen are taken on a tour of the exhibits. Also present in the party are Winston Churchill as Secretary of State for War (seen very briefly), Surgeon-Commander Parkes of the Museum, and the Duke of Connaught (?). Much of the attention of the film is taken up with the full-sized replica of an 18-inch naval gun - the shells are genuine - which dominates the main exhibition hall.

  • Keywords: EFG1914
    World War I
    George V, King
    Mary, Queen
    Mond, Alfred Moritz
    Conway, Martin
    ffoulkes, Charles J
    Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer
    Parkes (Surgeon-Commander)
    Connaught [George] (HRH Duke of)
    Imperial War Museum
    delegations, British national - state
    ceremonies, British - event-related: opening of Imperial War Museum
    weapons, British - shell: 18-inch
    weapons, British - gun: 18-inch naval gun
    Imperial War Museum, Opening of the & 9/6/1918
    GB, England & London, SE
  • Provenance: Imperial War Museums
  • Provider: Imperial War Museums
  • Production company:Gaumont
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Sound: Without sound