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    Trafalgar Day celebrations. London Mayors attend Divine Service.

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    Ceremony held at Nelson's column for Trafalgar Day. London.

    Festivals; celebrations; holidays. Trafalgar day; British holiday commemorating the 1805 Battle in the Napoleonic Wars in which Lord (Horatio) Nelson defeated the French & Spanish navies. Opens with shot of the London Mayors dressed in traditional robes and headgear; on their way in to attend church service; crowd in background watches. Back view of the mayors going up steps. Huge crowds gathered for holiday celebration; part of the giant lion statue raised in background visible; decorated with long chains of leaves; like a stretched out wreath. Pan to left. Back to the Mayors; walking together as crowd watches. Back view; Mayors walk up steps. Better view of the giant lion statue with crowd in front; pan slowly across crowd; Australian flag visible in crowd; more decorations: wreaths; etc. stretching to another lion on the left. Shot from a way back of the scene; with crowd gathered at the base of the column; pan across this 3 times. Shot looking up at the top of Nelson's column.


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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:25:13:00 / 01:27:26:00
    ON 028 E

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