There was a change in the London scene, October 17, when the guards at Buckingham Palace went on duty inside the Palace railings instead of outside, as previously.
SV Sentry on duty outside railings.
CV Sentry passes with new guard in background.
SV Two sergeants emerge from Palace gates and halt in front of sentry.
SV Sentry away from camera with sergeants.
SV New guard enter Palace gates.
SLV New guard march across courtyard.
SV Workmen move old sentry box outside Palace.
SV Men wheel sentry box into courtyard.
SBV Spectators look through railings towards Palace.
SV Two sentries on guard in new position.
GV Sentries march.
CV Sentry away from camera-on guard, return to camera.
SV Sentries on guard in new position.
LV Crowd peer through railings.
CV Section of crowd through railings.
MV Crowd through railings.
SV Sentries come to halt.
GV Front of Palace with sentries.
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Background: There was a change in the London scene, October 17, when the guards at Buckingham Palace went on duty inside the Palace railings instead of outside, as previously.
A War Office order last week announced that the charge was being made because for most of the year there are so many people outside the Palace that it is impossible for the sentries to patrol their beats in the proper manner.
It was a sad day for sightseers and tourists. As the sentry boxes were moved into the Palace forecourt it became impossible to have oneself photographed standing next to one of the sentries on duty. Curious crowds pressed their noses through the Palace railings to watch the guards marching up and down in their new positions.
Earlier this year there was an incident in which a sentry and one of the crowd of onlookers were said to have bumped into each other.