HIROSHIMA - BOMBING Footage of Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr., the pilot of the B-29 bomber Enola Gay, that dropped the A-Bomb on Hiroshima, including shots of the mushroom cloud rising up after the bomb's impact and the area that was burned and destroyed.
Date: 1940s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:20:00, No Audio
CONTROVERSY OVER KING'S ROMANCE Newspapers worldwide cover the royal romance. King Edward's deep interest in the twice-divorced Baltimore belle, Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, rocks the Empire to its foundations.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:32:00, No Audio
KING EDWARD VIII ABDICATES HIS THRONE FOR MRS. WALLACE SIMPSON - BROADCAST & MONTAGE Montage of scenes and the famous broadcast of King Edward VIII announcing his abdication of the throne for the woman he loves. A radio station is in a flurry of activity, radio towers carry the speech to radios and citizens line up on the streets to hear the news. A picture of a serene Mrs. Wallace Simpson smiles reassuringly and the Duke and Duchess of York play in a park with their children perhaps still unaware they are the new royal family.
KING EDWARD VIII - THE NEW KING OF ENGLAND FOR 11 MONTHS England plans for the upcoming coronation of King Edward VIII following the death of his father King George V on 20 January 1936. Enthusiastic subjects greet the new king everywhere and make preparations for his upcoming coronation ceremony in May 1937 by doing such things as letting the children plant coronation trees. However before his coronation Edward abdicated his throne for the woman he loved.
FORMER RESIDENCE OF MRS. BESSIE WALLACE SIMPSON In an amusing before and nearly after the childhood residence where Mrs. Bessie Wallace Simpson lived in Baltimore, Maryland is contrasted with Buckingham Palace where she might have lived had King Edward VIII been able to marry her and keep his throne. Instead he abdicated his throne to be with the woman he loved.
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