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    This item is constructed of library material.

    Full title reads: "THE CROSS OF COURAGE".

    London and various.

    Long shot of crowded Garden of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey, London. Miniature crosses in Garden, pan to people filing past. Woman buying poppy from man with crutches. Young man sticking cross in ground and stepping back. Close up shot of a woman sticking small cross in ground. Close up shot of small crosses in ground.

    Close up shot of the two crosses. Close up shot of cross on grave of Unknown British soldier. Long line of French soldiers carrying wreaths, escorting body of unknown soldier. Marshall Foch saluting.

    British sailor lowering White Ensign on destroyer at sea. Pan, coffin and escort on quayside. Long shot of the guns firing salute.

    Pan, coffin on gun carriage moving through Admiralty Arch. King George V and sons (Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, Prince Albert, Duke of York, Prince George, Duke of Kent and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester) take their place at the Cenotaph. King George V pressing button to unveil Cenotaph. Long shot of the flags falling from Cenotaph. King George V placing wreath at base of Cenotaph.

    Close up shot of coffin being borne into Westminster Abbey. Coffin being borne into Abbey, mass crowd outside the Abbey. Long shot of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey with a boy standing in front of it.

    Two disabled soldiers walking with nurse through wood. Close up shot of the feet of disabled soldiers and nurse. High angle shot of disabled men at work round bench. Close up shot of a man with attachment on wooden arm working at machine. Close up shot of scarred face of the man. Close up shot of man with brush attachment on arm painting wood. Close up shot of arms with hooks typing.

    Close up shot of Sir Ian Fraser and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) talking to disabled man. Sir Ian Fraser puts arm round Queen.

    High angle shot of choir taking their places at the Cenotaph. High angle long shot of the crowd and band at cenotaph. Close up shot, pan, of King George VI laying wreath at base of Cenotaph. He walks back and salutes.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:49:00 / 01:55:56:00
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  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Unknown Warrior WW1 Remembrance
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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