King George V visits the British hospital ship HMHS Plassy during World War I
Orkney Islands Date:1917, June 23 Duration:1 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
King George V of Great Britain visits the Royal Navy's Hospital ship, HMHS Plassy, at Scapa Flow, in the Orkneys, on June 23, 1917, during World War 1. The original Lascar (Asian) crew of the P&O (Peninsular and Oriental) ship , is seen lined up, in whites, on the deck of the Hospital ship, as King George walks past them, slowly ,accompanied by captain, Edward de Walrond Wells Bruce, and officers of the ship's company. On another deck, the King and his party stop to greet the uniformed medical staff, including nurses. An aide introduces each medical staff person by name, and the King shakes hands with each and converses briefly with some. The King visits wounded in the ship's medical ward. He converses with one patient, before proceeding to visit others.
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