The Duke of Connaught unveils a memorial to 49,076 artillery men who fell in Great War.
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, M/S as the Duke salutes. M/S of the statue of a warrior laid down with coat and hat covering his head.
C/U of the coat and hat covering the soldier. L/S as the Duke inspects a line of soldiers. M/S of the Duke, M/S of the clergyman. M/S of a gun with wreath on top, veteran soldiers walk around it. L/S of the scene with the memorial and Union Jack. Newsreel cameras film the event. L/S as the camera pans across the scene and crowds. Various shots of the memorial and horses pulling the gun carriage. M/S of the Duke descending the steps with two other officers. M/S of the gun carriage with wreaths on the top. M/S of veterans with their heads bowed. C/Us of two veterans with magnificent beards. M/S of the clergyman, C/U of the model of the soldier. M/S of people on an open top bus riding past. M/S of the soldiers carrying the wreath. M/S of the memorial, various shots of soldiers walking along and carrying the wreath. M/S of the Duke making a speech, L/S as the wreaths are laid. L/S of more military officers parading.
Note: the cuts run from 01:04:19 to the end of the item. There is an orange tinted version with same title and similar footage minus the cuts in G 1235 on *PM0428*.