• Short Summary

    Monument for Edith Cavell unveiled by Queen Alexandra plus scenes from Cavell's funeral.

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    Titles read: 'Faithful Unto Death - Queen Alexandra unveils Nurse Cavell memorial. Oct 12th, 1915'.

    Westminster, London.

    Queen Alexandra unveils memorial for Edith Cavell; a British nurse who was executed by the Germans in Belgium.

    GV crowd around foot of statue of Cavell (near Charing Cross Station?). Open coach drives through crowd; they wave. CU Queen Alexandra in crowd meeting people - good shot. People bow or curtsy. Alex. w/ man holding rope (to christen the monument).

    Suddenly cuts to shot of soldiers (nationality unknown - looks like various uniforms - prisoners?) going down steps into cellar; smoke blowing. GV hut in the woods low; w/ thatch roof; smoke coming from chimney. French? soldier motions a man ahead of him; they both go down steps into the building (same as in previous shot of steps).

    A few shots from the funeral of Edith Cavell at Westminster Abbey. British soldiers w/ rifles and military band walking slowly. Coffin; covered in Union Jack; being lifted by soldiers; flowers lifted onto it. DS GV funeral procession outside Westminster

    World War One. Monuments & memorials.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathe
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:21:00 / 01:08:21:00
    ON 173 C

Comments (5)

  1. jamied says

    The current dating of this clip as 1915 is incorrect, it should read 1920.

    The current figure of 1915 refers to the year of Edith Cavell's execution by the Germans on 12 October of that year. The unveiling of the statue seen here actually occurred on 16 March 1920, as the attached newspaper article of the era will confirm....


  2. jamied says

    Here's some further information on the statue.....


  3. jamied says

    "statue of Cavell (near Charing Cross Station?)." - it's just a couple of minutes away from Charing Cross Station, in St Martin's Place.

  4. jamied says

    That earlier newspaper link won't work. Here's another attempt....


  5. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied.

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