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  • Short Summary

    Large crowds attend memorial service on Armistice Day in West Midlands.

  • Description

    Full title missing. Armistice Day in Birmingham, West Midlands.

    M/S of group of dignitaries; ex-servicemen, representatives of police and fire service holding wreaths. Brief M/S of procession of dignitaries led by mayor of Birmingham.

    Few seconds spacing, story starts again 01:00:17. L/S of vast crowds surrounding large statue of Queen Victoria and a Union Jack flag. They are observing a minutes silence in memory of those who died in World War One. L/S of crowds outside Birmingham Town Hall, including troop of firemen. A party of dignitaries watch from balcony on Hall. A policemen in front of the Hall appears to faint, he is carried off by his colleagues. More shots dignitaries with wreaths.

    Note: no title, not edited chronological order - looks like cuts / out takes. AH 2001.

    Note: reference number on Pathe Master tape is incorrect - this is from G 1346 NOT G 1345. AH 2001.

    Note: regional variations of story for Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Newcastle and Dublin all exists in G 1346. Also for Cenotaph memorial service - see ARMISTICE DAY 1926 also in G 1346.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    656.01
    Media URN:
    26422
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:46:00
    Canister:
    G 1346

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