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  • Short Summary

    Memorial service in Birmingham for German soldiers that died in British hospitals.

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    Full title reads: "British tribute to German dead. War orphan lays wreath from ex-servicemen on graves of German soldiers who died in hospital".

    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    M/S of procession of World War One veterans marching through cemetery. The procession is led by a little girl carrying a wreath. L/S of a row of ex-servicemen standing in a row, each holding a wreath, their heads bowed in prayer. In front of them are rows of modest graves with flat plaques instead of headstones. Some of the men hold flags, the Union Jack and other flags (look like German with Union Jack in one corner) .

    M/S of a man directing the little girl to lay her wreath on the graves. C/U of the grave stones. M/S of row of men with flags pointing to ground. Tilt up from little girl laying wreath to veteran army officers saluting. Various shots officers and dignitaries observing minutes silence and laying wreaths on a memorial. Various C/Us of wreaths.

    More shots of ex-servicemen and veteran soldiers in procession through cemetery, they are led by boys' marching band. Some of men in procession wear gold mayor-type chains, a large troop of ex-service policemen also march.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:41:00 / 01:18:01:00
    G 1347

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