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    King George V and Princes attend memorial service at Cenotaph.

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    Title: "Armistice Day 1924. Can you forget? Shall Britons ever forget??"

    Intertitle: "For a few brief minutes let us conjure up the past".

    Intertitle: "Do you remember how the Nation went 'delirious' with joy when we first heard the news at 11 o'clock on Nov. 11th 1918?"

    Intertitle: "The heart of Old England stops beating for those two wonderful soul stirring minutes".

    Intertitle: "... then that solemn moment on the first anniversary when we brought our Unknown Warrior home..."

    Intertitle: "... and now British hearts once again - and our children's children shall also, in all the years to come unite at the Cenotaph to honour our glorious dead".

    High angled shot of the Cenotaph, a vicar leads a parade of choristers and men in Beefeater uniforms past. M/S of a procession of men in religious robes passing a battalion of troops. High angled shot of the same men passing the Cenotaph, a large pile of wreaths lie at the base. High angled shot of a procession of men in military uniforms coming out of a large building beside the cenotaph, each holds a large wreath.

    High angled shot of King George V with Prince Albert, the Duke of York and Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, they are followed by the men holding the wreaths. One man passes the King one of the wreaths, panning shot follows him as he lays it on the Cenotaph, the two Princes then also lay wreaths. High angled shot of the King, the Princes, soldiers and dignitaries listening to a vicar give a sermon beside the Cenotaph.

    Various high angled L/Ss of crowds gathered around the Cenotaph. Panning shot along a line of mourners filing towards the memorial to lay wreaths.

    Intertitle: "Flowers of Remembrance".

    M/S of mourners filing past the Cenotaph, a policeman escorts a young girl to the memorial where she lays some flowers.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:04:00 / 01:22:06:00
    G 1137

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