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Annual Inspection of the Bodyguard by His Excellency Lord Lytton (1925)

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Published on Aug 10, 2017

Part of India on Film: 1899 – 1947
This collection of newly digitised films is part of the BFI's contribution to the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, in partnership with the British Council. View more films on BFI Player http://player.bfi.org.uk/collections/... (UK only)


The Governor of Bengal and family - on and off duty.

Lord Lytton, then Governor of Bengal, inspects the Governor’s Bodyguard in Calcutta (Kolkata). He is accompanied by his wife, Pamela, and eldest daughter, Hermione (both in furs), assorted other children and a dog. Shortly after this was filmed Lytton briefly became Viceroy (Governor-General of India) while Lord Reading was on leave. Lytton’s wife had also returned to Britain, so Hermione became acting Vicereine, experiencing six months of imperial life in Delhi and Simla (Shimla).


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