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  • Short Summary

    Armistice Day 1928 - many people gather to pay tribute 10 years after the end of the First World War.

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    Item title reads - Armistice Day 1928.

    Intertitle - 'ten years later, but first let Pathe Gazette, for a few brief minutes, conjure up the past.'
    Intertitle - 'that first "delirious" Armistice Day in 1918.'
    Happy scenes as people wave and cheer, some ride past in trucks. L/S of people jumping up and down and waving Union Jacks.

    Intertitle - 'and that day of joy when our victorious troops passed in triumph.' L/S of the regiments marching in London past the crowds of people. L/S aerial view as they make their way through Admiralty Arch. M/S as they march carrying Colours draped with wreaths.

    Intertitle - 'and who shall forget that wonderful Armistice Day when our Unknown Warrior came home.' L/S as the coffin carried on a gun carriage is pulled along, officers walk at the side. L/S as they turn a corner and the soldiers salute. King George V places a wreath on the coffin and salutes. M/S as he presses the button to unveil the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the Union Jacks fall off. L/S as the coffin is led past. M/S of choir boys and other people praying, the camera pans up to the cross in front of the church.

    Intertitle - 'and now, Britons all, remember it was the navy, the silent navy, bulwark of our Empire, that made victory possible by holding "the seven seas."'

    Intertitle - 'Armistice Day Service at the Cenotaph. Glasgow.' M/S as dignitaries walk down to the Cenotaph. M/S as a man makes a speech in front of it. M/S of Scottish pipers playing. Guards do drill then officers salute. L/S of the memorial, M/S as wreaths are laid. L/S of it covered with wreaths, people file around in the rain. Dignitaries walk around again. More laying of wreaths. An officer inspects the Guards.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:32:00 / 01:45:26:00
    G 1554

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