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    Corpus Christi Procession on a rainy day in 1918.

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    Corpus Christi Procession - we did not ask for a truce.

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in England.

    Corpus Christi Procession; on a rainy day in 1918. Catholic ceremony. Altar boy swinging incense. Tapestry icons; very elaborate designs; held up on poles above marchers. Very young British World War One soldiers.

    Then a lovely shot of children walking; dressed in white. A girl a few years older holds one of these poles with the pictures on it; it also has four streamers coming down which are held by smaller children; this pattern is repeated in the procession. 'Blessed Are They Who Mourn' says the next standard; then 'For they shall be Comforted'.

    Line of men; not priests; carry statue. Little girls with white veils over their heads walk alongside. A whole lot of little girls in white dresses; carrying more signs. 'By Thine Agony and Passion Jesu Deliver Us'; etc. CU group of young boys in uniforms; with woodwind instruments. Then some very small girls. More priests. Women in a variety of coats & hats; some with umbrellas; walk along.

    Religion; holidays.

    G 483 B.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:19:00 / 01:17:10:00
    ON 096 M

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