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  • Short Summary

    Crowds in London wait to hear declaration of war, August 1914.

  • Description

    Londoners Wait to Hear Declaration of War, August 1914

    Title - 'Memorable August Bank Holiday. All day patriotic thousands waited at Buckingham Palace and in Trafalgar and Parliament Squares for signs of the momentous happenings within the King's Palace and the Houses of Parliament'.

    August 4; 1914. MS crowd on street; milling around; talking to each other while buses; and cars squeeze through the mob.

    Title - 'The uncertainty of war creates great excitement in the City, at the Bank of England and Stock Exchange'.

    Crowd of men standing outside Stock Exchange; double-decker buses; cars drive past. (War wasn't actually declared until late that night). Pan across devastated battlefield.

    Also on ON 403 L

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    Film ID:
    2344.29
    Media URN:
    75242
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:36:00 / 01:57:59:00
    Canister:
    ON 224 C

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