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    Etonian Generals visit their old school, c. 1919. Windsor, Berkshire.

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    Title - 'Eton. 35 Etonian Generals visit their old college and have a great reception from the boys'.

    Windsor, Berkshire

    MS Professors in caps & gowns; then the British Army Generals - Old Boys here - walk towards camera; between rows of boys. CU Generals walking past.

    MS crowd of Eton boys gathered in front of big stone building; some of them climbing up wall; Professors on landing of steps; Generals on lower landing of steps to right. MS General making speech to students.

    Looking towards crowd of boys cheering from behind them. A straggler walks towards crowd. MS from high window - General on steps speaking to boys below. Closer same. MS boys. MS the group of Generals standing on the landing.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:34:00 / 01:24:12:00
    ON 130 H

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  1. djr1985 says

    The medievalist and ghost story writer Montague Rhodes (M. R.) James can be seen in this newsreel, which was filmed during his tenure as provost of Eton. He is most visible at the very beginning of the clip, leading the procession on the left hand side of the frame. This is one of only a small handful of appearances of James on film.

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