• Short Summary

    Service and memorial mark the centenary of General Gordon of Khartoum.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Centenary of 'The Christian General'. What better can be said than the words on his Memorial ... 'He saved an Empire by his warlike genius; he ruled vast provinces with justice, wisdom and power; and he died in the heroic attempt to save men, women and children from imminent and deadly peril.'"

    London.

    CU engraving on memorial - Charles G Gordon - Major-Gen Royal Engineers - Killed At Khartoum.

    Pan down statue of General Gordon.

    Group of soldiers stand in ranks before the memorial. People watch as a wreath is laid in memory. Three young boys in uniform salute the memorial. Army cadets play the Last Post. (Sound poor).

    Various shots of senior soldiers gathered before memorial service. Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) arrives for Centenary ceremony. Chelsea pensioners gather for service and are inspected by unidentified man.

    CU statue of Gordon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    695.23
    Media URN:
    5398
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:56:00 / 01:34:14:00
    Canister:
    33/9

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