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  • Short Summary

    Procession to St. Paul's for Empire Day Service, 1918.

  • Description

    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

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1894.46
    Media URN:
    72689
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:56:00 / 01:54:40:00
    Canister:
    ON 095 M

Comments (1)

  1. conijoni says

    This clip shows a parade of the London Diocesan Church Lads Brigade.

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