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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of dignitaries visiting military hospital - no funeral!

  • Description

    Location of events unknown.

    Panning shots of nurses, orderlies and wounded soldiers outside hospital building. Patients wear uniforms and armbands, some have canes. Some official looking gentlemen outside main door, turn and enter hospital. M/S of more dignitaries entering hospital. C/U of some of the dignitaries and a matron.

    Note: item transferred does not match old records for ON 21 C, according WPA cataloguing story should be as follows:

    World War One: British military funeral, very solemn ceremony. Location of events unknown - city somewhere in England. Soldiers with rifles walking slowly past in 2 rows as military brass band plays, large bank building in background. Pan on officers carrying the coffin from the hearse, past soldiers' bowed heads in foreground. The coffin is draped with Union Jack flag, flowers and a tall black Guard's hat rests on top. Shot of entrance of church with priest / vicar standing at top of steps in front of arched doorway. Pallbearers come out with coffin and descend steps behind the priest, the family and other mourners in the procession follow, women crying into handkerchiefs. C/U pallbearers turn corner. War's damage, death, casualties.

    Item transferred does not appear to belong in ON 21 C - correct location unknown. Not sure what happened to original story - may be missing.

    Modified WPA record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:57:00 / 01:52:34:00
    ON 021 C

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