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    Armistice Day funeral procession for an unknown warrior, with military escort, carrying the coffin aboard ship, followed by another ceremony at destination

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Armistice Day

    ENGLAND: Unknown: and FRANCE: Boulogne:

    Title: Armistice Day November 1920 An Imperial Hero. The body of an unknown warrior brought from the Battlefields of France to represent the fallen.

    SV French soldiers ride along avenue on horses pulling cart on which coffin is laid. French officer walks beside cart. Troops follow the coffin carrying wreaths.

    SV French (?) military band lead funeral procession along street. Soldiers follow the cart carrying wreaths. French flags fly from buildings by roadside.

    SV British and French officers in funeral procession walking past.

    SV coffin lifted by English soldiers off cart past row of French and English officers at salute.

    SV Marshal Foch at salute.

    TITLE: Honoured by France. Marshal Foch (at) Boulogne with French army salutes the Unknown warrior.


    SV Marshal Foch at salute.

    (SV British soldiers carrying coffin, draped in Union Jack, onto ship , the destroyer "Verdun."

    SV destroyer passes along dockside, sailors standing in lines on deck.

    LS coffin laid down on deck of destroyer (2 shots).

    GV crowd lining corner of street. (London?)

    GV funeral procession - coffin on gun carriage escorted by troops followed by lines of sailors, huge crowds lining streets.

    LS funeral procession along street, troops line the street their heads bowed.

    GV elev. funeral procession. Massive crowds lining street.

    GV Eleve, large military band leading procession, followed by coffin on gun carriage.

    GV elev. coffin on gun carriage pulled through street to entrance to Westminster Abbey(?), large crowd of onlookers.

    PART 2

    SV lines of troops march forward , holding the barrels of their guns forward, followed by military band (with muffled drums). Crowd gathered by statue in background.

    SV elev. coffin on gun carriage pulled past followed by military officers.

    GV crowd round abbey, some policemens helmets to be seen among the heads of the crowd, coffin being carried over heads of crowd.

    GV gun carriage be ring coffin accompanied by military officers past.

    GV troops and military band march past.

    SV troops march past, crowd of people gathered in background by statue.

    GV elev. doorway of abbey - sailors marching in.

    GV crowd stand with their heads bowed by memorial. FAINT

    SV pan lone sailors keep watch over coffin, standing by wreaths.(on ship??).

    SV French military band marches along street.

    SV soldiers bear coffin up gangplank.

    GV French and British officers follow in funeral wake.

    SV officers riding horses pulling gun carriage towards camera.

    GV crowd of people by memorial stand, their heads bowed, officers in foreground.

    SV two soldiers standing with their heads bowed. dark picture.

    GV, SV military band marches towards and past camera.

    PART 3

    LS officer (?) lays wreath at foot of cenotaph, officers standing in group to side, crowds of people gathered round watching.

    TITLE: At the cenotaph Impressive Ceremony H.???. the King supported by the Royal Princes unveils the..

    SV horses pulling gun carriage drawn to halt. Pan along horses, an officer sitting on one of each pair.

    GV Union Jack covering Cenopa???, the flag drops revealing the Cenopath.

    SV horses drawing gun carriage on which the cofin of the Unknown warrior lays draws past the Cenopath followed by long line of officers and dignitaries.

    LS pan along long queue of men.(2 shots).

    LS gun carriage bearing coffin drawn by six horses driven past King (?) at salute. Massive crowds of people watch.

    SV naval and military officers (2 shots).

    LS men by King (?) walk past with wreaths.

    SV horses pull gun carriage bearing coffin past, accompanied by officers.

    TITLE: In London, leaving Victoria Station.

    LS coffin on gun carriage standing in front of row of naval officers.

    LS group of officers standing in front of cenopath, pan across cenopath draped with Union Jack and ensigns(?) pan to rows of troops on other side.

    LS group of officers by Cenopath, King (?) standing at fore at salute.

    LS funeral procession along streets.

    TITLE: To his final rest in Westminster Abbey.

    SV coffin followed by naval and military officers, King and Prince Albert and Edward.

    SV King steps forward.

    SV coffin borne by soldiers.

    PART 4

    GV destroyer "Verdum" draws into dock.

    TITLE: The solemn Homecoming The arrival at Dover


    SV two soldiers climb out of cart and join other soldiers standing by cart bearing coffin. The soldiers bear the coffin away. French officers and troops in background with wreaths.

    LS officers standing at salute.

    SV Marshal Foch at salute, dignitaries standing behind him.

    SV French soldiers past carrying wreaths.

    SV French soldiers stand in line, their guns raised an across French and British officers to doorway. Soldiers emerge from doorway carrying coffin.

    SV coffin slid onto cart.

    SV French troops ride through avenue followed by cart in which coffin is laid. French soldiers follow on foot carrying wreaths.

    SV French soldiers carrying wreaths across street.

    GV coffin brone along dockside followed by procession of civil dignitaries and military officers.

    SV destroyer "Verdun" draws past, sailors standing in line on deck.

    SV coffin, covered with wreaths, on deck ship.

    SV sailors placing wreaths round coffin.

    SV wreaths being carried on board deck.

    SV French soldiers carrying wreaths along dockside.

    SV wreaths being carried up gangplank.

    SV sailors keeping watch by coffin.

    LS sailors keeping watch by coffin on board the destroyer, officers standing by at salute.

    SV Marshal Foch with other officers and dignitaries standing on shore lookingout.

    SV destroyer "verdun" draws near - the letters F 52 clearly marked on bows.

    LS crowd in street. FAINT PICTURE.

    LS King (?) and group of officers standing by cenopath draped with Union Jack.

    LS band marches past Cenopath, SV officers walk past carrying wreaths, LS coffin on gun carriage pulled by horses on other side of street.

    Inglethorpe. Gimber Bishop.

    procession, funeral, honour, war dead, soldiers
    Background: Armistice Day funeral procession for an unknown warrior, with military escort, carrying the coffin aboard ship, followed by another ceremony at destination

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