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  • Short Summary

    Dignitaries, officials and soldiers at war bond fund-raising event.

  • Description

    Coventry's Tank Week - Part 2.

    West Midlands.

    War bond fund-raising event with speakers standing on top of the same tank that seems to travel all over the country for these rallies. Opens with shot of various people crammed together - a guy in a powdered wig; the Mayor in his robe and gaudy pendant; and others in BG. Pan across the man in the wig; the Mayor; a soldier and his mother wearing a hat decorated with flowers & fruit.

    Next a shot looking up at the mayor speaking; with the man in the wig & others standing behind. Led by several bobbies; a procession of people coming down street; toward camera; seems like mostly elderly men; a few women & younger men; a priest. Then another shot of soldier & his mother; Mayor & the man in the wig; etc. all mingling.

    A marching band marches down the street; toward camera. CU Mayor; man in wig; young soldier and another old man; stand on ground next to tank; man peers into opening; pan across men shaking soldier's hand; etc.

    World War One; home front.

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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:
    01:26:46:00 / 01:27:59:00
    ON 081 A 2

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  1. Unknown user says

    "a soldier and his mother" - the soldier is Corporal Arthur Hutt VC.

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