Scenes At Waterloo Part 1 1914-1918

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    Titles read: 'London. Scenes at Waterloo. Arrival of the famous Band of the French Zouave Regt.'.

    French military band band parades in London. Pan over street; with crowd swarming down street, away from camera (shot from raised position); next to Waterloo Station as the massive band marches along, followed by soldiers, civilians, wounded soldiers in the usual uniform.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
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    Silent
    Media URN:
    73476
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1926.44
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:17:00 / 01:56:19:00
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    ON 155 K
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  • SCENES AT WATERLOO PART 1 1914 - 1918. The reason the Pathe cataloguer has noted a 'massive band' is due to their being four Foot Guards' bands leading the Zouave band out of Waterloo Station. Every time a row of trombones passes that is another band. The bands are in Khaki Service Dress, so it is difficult to identify them. If they came out in regimental order then they should read Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Irish Guards. When foreign bands arrived as 'guests' of the British nation during World War One, protocol decreed that our bands should play them through the streets of the capital, so the Zouave band is the one at the rear of the lengthy contingent that isn't playing. Seeing there are four Guards' bands present, it (may) date the film to pre March 1915-16...as the Welsh Guards' band didn't come into existence until after those dates.

    johngleeson 14th Feb 2013
  • SCENES AT WATERLOO PART 1 1914 - 1918. Further research has found a stills photograph on the 'Getty Images' website of the visit of the Zouave band during World War One. The date given on the site was July 1918.

    johngleeson 16th Feb 2013

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