Whitechapel's War Heroes 1917

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    World War One; religion; children. Dedication of a shrine at St. Mary's Church honouring Whitechapel's war heroes. Shot of an alcove on outside wall of church; with row of flower pots on the ledge; below it stand a crowd of young boys; some stand in a row against the wall; wearing regular little suits; collars; caps (maybe these are recent war orphans of Whitechapel); and a group facing them are dressed in choirboy or altar boy robes. Priest enters; stands by the shrine; and gives a little speech; then a prayer (with hand on heart). Meanwhile; a young teenage boy wearing a black armband on his coat and a hat with feather in it stands by shrine; helps arrange flower; then just stands there as priest talks. A few policemen and Army guys also present.

    Ceremony; death; casualties.

    G 417 B.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    71732
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1864.15
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:32:00 / 01:16:18:00
    Canister:
    ON 041 O
    Sort Number:
    ON 041 O
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  • The same footage is seen in clip 2334.62.

    jamied 20th May 2012

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