British Legion's Commemoration Service 1926

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    London.

    Title: "British Legion's Commemoration Service. All ranks unite at inspiring service at the Cenotaph".

    M/S, looking over the heads of a crowd, of a row of ex-servicemen stepping forward to the Cenotaph memorial. Each man holds a different flag of the commonwealth (New Zealand, Australia etc. In the background, more ex-servicemen march towards the memorial.

    Panning shot over the heads of a crowd of ex-servicemen around the Cenotaph, the men holding the flags stand at the front. M/S, looking over the crowd, of a line of official looking men, many with rows of medals; they stand in front of the memorial with their heads bowed in respectful silence. Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, stands amongst them. In the foreground, the flag bearers raise their flags. L/S, looking over the crowd, of the flags being raised in front of the Cenotaph.

    Intertitle: "The King reviewed his 'Black Coated Army' as they passed Buckingham Palace".

    L/S, looking over the heads of a crowd, of King George V and Queen Mary walking through the main gates of Buckingham Palace. M/S of the King and Queen standing in front of the Palace gates as a troop of ex-servicemen in top hats and tails march past (probably ex-officers). In the background stands Princess Mary and some of the Princes (difficult to distinguish which). Various L/Ss, looking over a crowd, of a procession of marching ex-servicemen passing the Palace.

    Cuts / out-takes start at 01:20:32. More shots of 'black coated army', of Prince Edward and parade - not too dissimilar to edited story.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    25782
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    498.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:16:00 / 01:21:32:00
    Canister:
    G 1297
    Sort Number:
    G 1297
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