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  • Short Summary

    A war memorial, a gift of gratitude from Belgium, is unveiled on the River Thames.

  • Description

    Embankment, London.

    Intertitle: "BELGIUM'S TOKEN of HER GRATITUDE unveiled on the Thames Embankment".

    M/S of a crowd standing in front of a war memorial on the banks of the River Thames. The memorial is covered half in the Union Jack and half in the Belgian flag. A man in a top hat and tails unveils the memorial - a bronze statue. C/U of the man making a speech.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    220.23
    Media URN:
    21950
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:49:00 / 01:21:24:00
    Canister:
    G 711

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The attached, (rather faint), newspaper article tells us that the memorial was unveiled on 12 October 1920.....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl
    e/11496269#pstart897104

    "A man in a top hat and tails unveils the memorial" - actually a lady bends forward and unveils the memorial, namely Princess Clementine of Belgium.

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  2. jamied says

    "C/U of the man making a speech." - that's the then Belgian Prime Minister, Leon Delacroix.

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