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  • Short Summary

    Moving scenes as huge crowds gather at the Cenotaph for Armistice Day.

  • Description

    No title - paperwork reads - Armistice Day 1923. London.

    L/S from above of clergymen walking round the Cenotaph, soldiers and veterans line up at the sides. L/S of huge crowds attending, M/S as people parade down the street surrounding a bus which has 'Earl Haig's Appeal. Flanders Poppy' on the side. They make their way past the Cenotaph which is covered with flowers. M/S as people walk down the street carrying flowers. M/S of the thousands of people who have gathered.

    M/S of boys and clergymen walking along, C/U as a vicar performs the ceremony. M/S of two military men stood in front of the Cenotaph. L/S of the scene from above, people walk up with wreaths. C/U of Big Ben's face showing 11 0'Clock. Dignitaries and military people parade up to the memorial. Everyone takes their hats off in remembrance and put them back on after the silence. The camera pans across to a military band playing and choir boys singing. Various shots of them stood at the Cenotaph. Various shots of more people laying wreaths at memorial to Unknown Soldier. The camera pans across huge crowds in Trafalgar Square, various shots of the crowds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    322.18
    Media URN:
    24084
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:00:00 / 01:33:41:00
    Canister:
    G 1033

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