General Election Night 1924

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    London.

    Title: "GENERAL ELECTION NIGHT. Thousands throng Trafalgar Square to cheer or boo as results were flashed out".

    M/S of men operating gigantic spot lights. Panning shot of a crowd, although it is night they are illuminated by the spot lights, there is a party mood as people cheer and let off party poppers.

    L/S of a sign on the side of a building reading, 'Daily Express', above it is a high-tech electric light sign with the words - 'THE LATEST STATE OF PARTIES IS MR. BALDWIN 164, MR. MACDONALD 78, MR ASQUITH 23'. M/S of the crowd cheering. Top shot of double-decker buses driving through the thronging crowds.

    L/S of the electronic signs - 'BIRMINGHAM LADYWOOD NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN CONS 13374 NO CHANGE'. M/S of buses and cars trying to drive through the crowds, a person cheers from the top deck of a bus.

    Title: as above.

    The first sequence of shots of repeated

    Intertitle: "BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON. The BIG CHANGE OVER. Large crowds see new Cabinet Ministers leave with Seals of Office handed in by retiring Prime Minister". (end of intertitle obscured by timecode)

    M/S of Ramsay MacDonald's car passing crowds waiting outside Buckingham Palace. Various shots of men - new Cabinet Members - walking through the Palace gates passing crowds of onlookers, press photographers jump out in front to take pictures. M/S of an open topped chauffeur driven car coming through the gates, the man in the back tips his hat - looks like Winston Churchill. More shots of more Cabinet ministers walking out of the Palace.

    Few seconds of white spacing.

    Various shots of Cabinet ministers walking past the crowds through the gates to Buckingham Palace. More shots of ministers leaving the Palace on foot and in cars, press photographers run in and out of shot taking pictures, shots are a little unsteady, looks like cuts. M/S of a battalion of soldiers in busbies marching past the crowd. More shots of the crowds outside the Palace.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    24695
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    360.24
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:08:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:09:00 / 01:56:11:00
    Canister:
    G 1134
    Sort Number:
    G 1134
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