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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of the Dedication Service at the Field of Remembrance at St Margaret's, Westminster with veterans laying crosses and wreaths.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Westminster, London

    Various shots of wooden memorial crosses with poppies at the opening Service of Dedication for the war memorial, the Field of Remembrance, at St. Margaret's Westminster. MS People placing crosses in Memorial spaces. (2 shots). CU A large wooden cross to British Regiments including the Royal Hampshire, Gordon Highlanders, the AFPU (possibly Agence France Presse Unit ?) and many others. LS Canon Charles Smythe (Rector of St. Margaret's Westminster) and Rev. Alan C Don (Dean of Westminster) holding service of dedication. MS Older women in the crowd. LS Service. LS and MS Crosses being planted by members of the Empire Council. LS The Empire Field of Remembrance Wreath. MS Widows in the crowd. Various shots of veterans planting their crosses. CU Wreath bearing inscription "At the going down of the sun, And in the morning, We shall remember them." CU Poppies from the graves in France of Unknown British Warriors. LS Police mingling with the crowds on the edge of the field of remembrance. (2 shots). Cross to the "Old Contemptibles". CU Rows of wooden crosses.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 03/11/1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2808.02
    Media URN:
    82230
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:19:00 / 01:03:38:00
    Canister:
    UN 2783 G

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