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  • Short Summary

    The Duke of Connaught unveils a memorial to 49,076 artillery men who fell in Great War.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "A Royal Fellowship of Death". Duke of Connaught unveils magnificent but grim memorial to 49,076 artillery men who fell in Great War. London.

    M/S as the Duke of Connaught salutes and greets other officers, soldiers stand behind. Various shots as they shake hands, he walks up some steps to a platform and shakes hands. M/S as he pulls the cord and the Union Jack falls off the memorial which is a big gun with soldiers underneath, the camera pans across it. C/U of the Duke saluting. L/S of huge crowds, the camera pans across the large memorial and up to the gun at the top. Marble Arch is in the background.

    A clergyman stands in front and the camera pans up to another model of a soldier. M/S as a huge wreath is carried by three men and laid on the steps together with another one, a soldier backs away and salutes. C/U of a wreath and ribbon around a gun. M/S of the statue of a soldier stood up with his cape spread out. M/S of the statue of a warrior laid down with coat and hat covering his head.

    Note: this item is yellow tinted, there is a black and white version with the same title and similar footage plus cuts in G 1235 on *PM0428*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    428.03
    Media URN:
    19896
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:55:00 / 01:12:30:00
    Canister:
    G 1235

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