Procession to St. Paul's for Empire Day Service, 1918.
Empire Day service at St, Paul's. London.
Parade coming down street. Next; a shot of cadets with flags of the various colonies; held pointed down in row going up both sides of the steps of St. Paul's. -- between these lowered flags -- a most impressive symbolic gesture; the flags seem to be bowing -- 3 old men in black coats (from St. Paul's?) meet a group of people -- assorted Royalty; including the Duke of Connaught. The flags are all lifted; and the group slowly walk up the steps. -- Naval cadet guard carrying flags up the steps. Lots more of them without flags going up steps. CU flags.
Colonialism; Empire; pomp; imperialism; tradition