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  • Short Summary

    Home front: review of the Special Constables (men not at war because of age; disability; etc.).

  • Description

    Chief Constable William Burns Lindley - Review of Specials.

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in England. (Leeds - see amendment below)

    Review of the Special Constables (men not at war because of age; disability; etc.) Opens with title frame: 'Chief Constable William Burns Lindley giving orders.' Pan across many men (wearing various suits but the same Specials caps and white armbands) standing; holding salute; in a park. The drill then breaks up and the men head off in all directions.

    Then GV specials marching through the park; behind a man on horseback; coming toward camera. Pan over to the men as they go past; to right. More of the Specials marching toward camera. More and more.

    World War One. Home front.

    Amendment August 2011:
    John Lindley wrote in to notify us that William Burns Lindley was Chief Constable of Leeds. He was born in Leeds on 1857 and he died in Leeds in 1919.

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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:
    01:16:40:00 / 01:19:02:00
    ON 023 B

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