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CORONATION DURBAR AT DELHI: (1902) Review of troops (0-19); Viceregal escort of infantry, cavalry and pipe band, with landaus conveying the Viceroy's party (20-90); spectators mounted on caparisoned elephants (95). PAUL (TC 10.00.00 - 10.01.52, source 84327Af)

THE DELHI DURBAR: (1902) The Viceregal procession to the Coronation Durbar, consisting of British and Indian troops, including the first squadron of the 4th Royal Dragoon Guards, Battery H of the Royal Horse Artillery and the Imperial Cadet Corps; the Viceregal party, consisting of Lord and Lady Curzon, and the Duke and Duchess Of Connaught are mounted on richly caparisoned elephants, and are accompanied by members of the ruling houses of India, also on elephants (200); following are the Duke of Hesse, with an escort of Hussars, and the Governors of Presidencies, the Lieutenant-Governors of provinces and other dignitaries, among whom is Lord Kitchener. These latter are mounted, or in landaus. (225) PAUL (TC 10.02.00 - 10.05.42, source 84327Ag)

STATE ENTRY INTO DELHI OF LORD CURZON THE VICEROY / DELHI DURBAR: (1902) No main title. The Viceroy's procession passes the camera between lines of troops with stands containing spectators in the background. Other, larger buildings can be seen in the background. The Viceregal party are seated in howdahs on decorated elephants. The latter part of the procession appears to consist of Indian princes on their elephants (153) WARWICK (TC 10.05.48 - 10.08.20, source 71900Ab)

KING GEORGE THE FIFTH'S DURBAR HELD TO PROCLAIM HIM EMPEROR OF INDIA: (1911) THIS GREAT FUNCTION TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE DELHI AND IN IMPORTANCE AND MAGNIFICENCE EXCEEDED ALL SUCH EVENTS KNOWN IN HISTORY. The Viceroy come. The Viceroy's carriage drives between ranks of soldier, behind which are the waiting crowds (21). NOW THE KING AND QUEEN. A similar shot of the Kind and Queen, wearing crowns (35); then a more distant shot of the general procession (53); followed (64-74) by the arrival of the Viceroy at the canopied dais and a further shot of the King and Queen driving in their carriage and then their arrival on the dais (178); groups of Indians come towards the King and Queen and bow to them, after which their Majesties move away and mount another platform (291); round this can be seen long ranks of troops in formation (308). LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS. The royal party then descend the steps of the platform and walk away (356); there follow several shots of the procession leaving the ceremony (393). SCENES IN THE STREETS OF THE NEW CAPITAL OF INDIA. Several shots of the crowded street. (462) WARWICK (TC 10.08.26 - 10.16.07, source 18871A)

OUR KING EMPEROR AND QUEEN EMPRESS HOLD A DURBAR IN DELHI: (1911) THE DURBAR PROCESSION. The procession moves along a road in open country lined with troops (65); there is a distant shot of the huge arena (77); and then an aerial view of the arrival of the King and Queen at the canopied dais (167); THE RULING CHIEFS PAY HOMAGE. H.H. THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD. He walks up to the dais, bows and moves away (186). H.H. THE GAEKWAR OF BARODA. The Gaekwar makes his bow and is followed by other (257); then follows a shot of the troops massed in the arena (284). DEPARTURE OF THEIR MAJESTIES. The King and Queen leave the dais, enter their carriage and drives away (308); then a close shot of the crowds lining the route (409). THE GARDEN PARTY AND PEOPLE'S FETE. The enclosure crowded with people (463); closer shots of some of the guests (529); and a view of a long street built on steps (549). THEIR IMPERIAL MAJESTIES PRESENT THEMSELVES TO THE CROWDS. Shot taken from behind the King and Queen showing them in velvet roves and wearing their crowns standing on a raised platform, before the cast crows (589); then a shot of an Indian dance, performed in the arena (603); followed by a further shot of the Kind and Queen (616); and finally, a still photo of them (646). BARKER (TC 10.16.16 - 10.27.10, source 65293Ac)




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27 minutes

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