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"Our King's Navy" was the principal j picture in Hayjvard's change of programme at His Majesty's Theatre last evening. It proved to be a very fine film indeed, and was well worth seeing. It gave a good idea of the migh£ of the British Navy, and at its conclusion the applause was loud and prolonged. Every kind of fighting craft the Navy comprises was shown—from the mightyj v majestic Dreadnought, with its almost i impenetrable armour and its sides and I decks bristling with heavy cannon, to i the craft of the air, skiniming many feet above their more ponderous, sisters of the sea. Interesting pictures of submarines at close quarters were included, while prominence was given to the life Jack Tars lead on board ship. The King's yacht, with his Majesty,,on board,,was. seen..passing through seem-J. ■ingly endless lines--'of ships, while 'the smoke from the cannon belched forth, telling silently of the Royal salute. The closing scene was impressive and inspiring, the whole Navy being shown going full steam ahead^ each ship sending skyward columns of dense, black smoke, while aloft, as though guarding them, cruised the airmen. Daring the unreeling of the film martial airs were played on the piano, arid Mr Frank Porter sang "Sons of the Sea." '-'A Modern Lochinvar" was the title covering a fine reproduction of a suffragette procession. "Scenes from Yokohama," ' comprised some very pretty views in the Land of the Rising Sun; and "His Life for His Emperor" was a powerful drama centred round Napoleon Bonaparte. "Pathe's English Gazette" was as interesting as usual, and two comedies concluded the programme, which will be shown for the last time in Ashburton to-night.

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HAYWARD'S PICTURES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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HAYWARD'S PICTURES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914