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    World war one. Religion. Bishop of London dedicates or blesses ambulance for the front; in outdoor ceremony. Shot of the bishop at far left on platform speaking and gesturing; a group of people; mostly women; stand on the ground; with the ambulance; a big black vehicle with Red Cross emblem toward back; behind them. Pan over to crowd. Closer shot of other people seated on platform: typical charity committee old lady in black shawl and hat; men wearing big gold emblems; another in a powdered wig; another priest or church official in robes and the bishop on the right; potted palms on front of platform. Pan to right across platform and to crowd; Bishop faces away toward ambulance; raising arm as he says a prayer over it or something. (Back of man in FG barely lifting his hat over his head out of respect during the prayer.) Continue pan over crowd.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:55:00 / 01:37:36:00
    ON 016 F
    Sort Number:
    ON 016 F
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    Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    ON 016 Somme poets WW1 Ambulances
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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