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  • Short Summary

    King, Princes and Politicians at Cenotaph, crowds observing minutes silence in London Streets.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Armistice Day 1926. The years slip by but memory remains".

    London and various locations around country.

    Panning shot of World War One cemetery in Boulogne, France (see G 720 ARMISTICE DAY). C/U of wooden grave cross with 'British Solider' carved onto it.

    Intertitle reads: "Then that 'delirious' first Armistice Day".

    Various shots celebrating crowds in London from 1918.

    Intertitle reads: "... and that day of joy when our victorious troops passed in triumph".

    L/S of troops marching passed Cenotaph - looks like it was filmed around 1918.

    Intertitle reads: "... and who shall forget that wonderful Armistice Day when our Unknown Warrior came home".

    Various shots of procession escorting Unknown Warrior to final resting place (see G 720, ARMISTICE DAY from 1920).

    Intertitle reads: "... and this year ... the 8th Anniversary Service at the Cenotaph ... pivot of Empire's proud & solemn thoughts ... was not one whit less impressive than the first".

    Shots from 01:31:24 until 01:33:00 same as those in ARMISTICE DAY 1926 (untinted version) - see separate record for details. C/U on face of Big Ben on Houses of Parliament as it strikes 11 o'clock.

    Intertitle reads: "King and Commoner ... Princes and People ... united in homage to our million Dead".

    M/S of King George V, Prince Edward (Prince of Wales), Prince Albert (Duke of York), Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester) removing hats for minute silence. L/S of crowd of people in London - the men simultaneously remove their hats. M/S of a farmer ploughing his field somewhere in country, he stops the horses and removes his cap. C/U of farmer. L/S of crowds around Cenotaph. M/S of elderly couple standing beside World War One memorial in village church graveyard. L/S crowd in London. M/S of King and Prince replacing their caps. L/S of London crowd replacing their hats. M/S farmer replacing his cap.

    Intertitle reads: "In great City ... in tiny hamlet ... wherever a Memorial has been raised, they came to pay their tributes".

    L/S of crowds filing passed Cenotaph. M/S of charabancs full is disabled war veterans driving slowly passed crowds and Cenotaph. M/S of elderly couple laying wreaths on village memorial. L/Ss of people laying wreaths on Cenotaph. M/S of people passing flowers to man in uniform to lay. C/U of wreath.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

    Note: this version is transferred from an orange tinted print. Please see separate version for ARMISTICE DAY (untinted version).

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:38:00 / 01:35:22:00
    G 1346

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