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  • Short Summary

    Drumhead service: military / religious ceremony.

  • Description

    Drumhead service. London.

    Military / Religious ceremony. in park - procession moves through crowd - 1st small boys marching band. Men in civilian dress walking. Soldiers march. Priest and a bunch of altar boys in white robes; walking in pairs through crowd. Local officials. Ditto; these guys standing in row; man reading from paper. Priests perform some ritual w/ flag. Priest standing on something raised; w/ large Union Jack draped over it and hanging down in front of him; he is speaking;. Two young boys stand beside it; facing in other direction. Crowd in circle around. Finally; shot of two men holding up a big cloth, Union Jack, looks like pictures of soldier and sailor on emblem.

    World War One; home front; ceremonies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1928.48
    Media URN:
    73529
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1919
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:14:00 / 02:00:58:00
    Canister:
    ON 156 G

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