South Africa's Superb Memorial & Cuts 1926

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Full title reads: "Unveiling of South African National Memorial, Delville Wood."

Delville Wood, Longueval, Somme, France.

Intertitle: "To the immortal Dead from South Africa ... who at the call of duty made the great sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe, and on...

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Cataloguer:
Amelia
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Silent
Media URN:
26314
Sort Number:
G 1337
Time in/Out:
01:29:55:00 / 01:57:39:00
Canister:
G 1337
Film ID:
642.05
Issue Date:
14/10/1926

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  • Some interesting points from the clip.
    1. The reason why Bishop Furse Bishop of St. Albans was involved is that he was Bishop of Pretoria from 1903 and during the Great War period.

    2. Although South Africa's flag at the time was a Red Ensign note only Union Jacks were used which gives credence to the Nationalists at the time who said the old Red Ensign was hardly ever used or recognised as South Africa's flag.

    Nicholas Pnematicatos 21st Apr 2012

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