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  • Short Summary

    People everywhere celebrate Empire Day with costumes and parades.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Empire Day. Old and young in thousands join in great festival of prayer and praise. Everywhere.

    L/S as people parade down a road dressed in costumes from various parts of the Empire. M/S of a woman dressed as Britannia, she walks along in front of the crowd and holds up her trident. L/S of huge crowds of people in a park, with river in the background, some ride on horses, the camera pans across them to a choir singing.

    M/S as female naval officers and cadets walk along, C/U profile of a man (possibly Prince George, Duke of Kent ?), in naval uniform, he salutes as they march past. Ladies in nursing uniform (?) also march and he salutes. Young male naval cadets pass. C/U of the Duke (?) saluting again.

    Note: first few seconds of item contains shot of tower collapsing, this is from 'So Passes the Glory of Exhibitions' in G 1714 on *PM0830*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    832.03
    Media URN:
    14449
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:50:00 / 01:04:39:00
    Canister:
    G 1714

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