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    Battle of flowers on Isle of Jersey.

    British possessions off the French coast in the English Channel. Parade in progress; for some sort of holiday?Shot of parade approaching camera, front diag. view; w/ spectators seated in shaded stands on rt. A tiny boy walks in front holding rope of team of 6 horses (adult men actually walk alongside holding the horses); horses pull a float covered w/ flowers ; girls of various ages dressed in white wave from on or around a gazebo - like structure.

    Next float is a castle tower (also covered w/ flowers).A fantasy; fairy tale King - in big crown and long beard sits in front of tower; along w/ little boys in sailor suits - - also a tall 3-pronged fork sticking up; symbol of Neptune God of the Sea of Roman mythology. Next a group of teenage boys in sailor suits pull a float again covered w/ beautiful flowers; also 2 men wearing top hats; etc..

    View from behind this float - floats are now stopped- looks like flower chains etc. hanging everywhere. The boys in sailor costumes are throwing flowers; and more of this seems to be going on in BG. Then front view of this last float again; w/ the sailors as well as the top hat guys throwing flowers at the spectators; who are throwing flowers back!!! Float starts to drive on past; some boys dressed as clowns on foot behind it!.A wild sort of ritual. tradition; similar to Mardi Gras. Festivals; pageants

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:53:00 / 01:09:10:00
    ON 198 F
    Sort Number:
    ON 198 F
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
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