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    Anti German protest in Trafalgar Square, London.

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    Anti-German / Pro-internment demonstration. London.

    Demonstration held in London's Trafalgar Square on behalf of the 'National Party' ; against perceived 'German influence' and in favour of internment. In fact that is how it starts: a title frame saying 'The Voice of the People. 'Intern them all'. CU shot of large banner by the lion statue; 'A Clean Sweep; Down with German Influence; Demonstration Today. A few men stand around in front of this banner.

    GV of a large crowd at the demonstration; looking toward platform on which a man is making a speech - he can hardly be seen; however; against the BG of many people on risers behind platform. Another sign - about Securing our Food Supply. CU part of crowd; man with sign 'Sir A. Banner man'(I think the idea with these is denouncing a high-level person as a German spy.) Shot from back diagonal of speaker; crowd. 2 men; woman on platform. Another sign. Another speaker; in Army uniform; pan across crowd. March coming up street. Another view same; w/ banner 'The National Party has No Secret Funds'.

    CU of an excited speaker back at rally-- shouting; pounding fist in air. Crowd at rally; all raising hands. Pan across crowd. Racism; paranoia; war hysteria; spy mania; World War One; politics.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:53:51:00 / 01:55:21:00
    ON 085 B

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