• Short Summary

    Many wreaths being laid on graves across the world on Armistice Day.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ARMISTICE DAY 1945".


    Long shot of Whitehall on Armistice Day. King George VI laying wreath on the Cenotaph. Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), Princess Marina Duchess of Kent, Princess Margaret Rose on balcony overlooking Cenotaph. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) in ATS uniform laying wreath on Cenotaph and saluting.

    Close up shot of Big Ben at 11 a.m. LS Large gun firing, signalling the beginning of two minutes silence.

    Long panning shot of large military cemetery at El Alamein, Egypt. Close up shot of the shadow of a cross silhouetted on ground. Close up shot of gravestone of a British soldier. Close up shot of a cross on the grave of an unknown British soldier. Close up shot of the tomb of the unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. Close up shot of a base of cross on grave of unknown soldier bearing inscription 'Here lies a man'. Close up shot (quite emotional) of an elderly woman fondling a photograph of her son in her hands.

    Inertitle reads: "ARNHEM"

    Close up shots of graves of men killed at Arnhem, Holland (Netherlands). Several shots of Dutch people paying homage to British and Allied troops killed at Arnhem. Close up shot of Poppy wreath presented by Pathe Pictures for men killed at Arnhem.

    Various shots of the Armistice ceremonies in Manchester and Glasgow - massed crowds standing during the two minutes of silence.

    Several shots of the lines of people surrounding Cenotaph. Long shot of a line of politicians, among them Ernest Bevin, Lord Halifax, Winston Churchill and Herbert Morrison, bareheaded during two minute silence. More shots of the ceremony.

    St. Dunstans' men laying wreaths on Cenotaph. British Legion men laying wreath on Cenotaph.

    Long shot of the pilgrimage past the Cenotaph. Various shots of the scenes during the British Legion Festival of Remembrance held at the Albert Hall. Various shots of the standard bearers marching. Various shots of the parade of the troops, women services, Chelsea pensioners etc.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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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:
    01:26:20:00 / 01:33:32:00

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