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  • Short Summary

    Ceremony and parade when Lord Allenby unveils war memorial in Abertillery, Gwent.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Lord Allenby unveils Abertillery war memorial'.

    Gwent in Wales; 1920s.

    Priests say prayers; Allenby and others make speeches. Woman (war widow?) sits in chair just in front of the monument; wearing several medals. Banner w/ winged lion on wall of building behind the priests; government officials; soldiers; etc. Monument is about 8 ft tall stone; statue of soldier on top.

    Troops march down street. Pan on crowd: soldiers; Girl Guides. Union Jack flag over monument before unveiling.

    World War One; Monuments and memorials.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2386.15
    Media URN:
    70314
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:36:00 / 01:46:52:00
    Canister:
    ON 291 H

Comments (1)

  1. museumpiece says

    The \"winged lion\" on the wall is the Welsh Dragon surely?

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