This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Women in French national costume sell Red Cross pins on 'France's Day' in London.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'London. France's Day. In honour of our glorious Ally.' Part 1.

    In Trafalgar Square we see M/S of women in French national dress, selling flags or pins for the Red Cross, accompanied by Anzac soldiers as they walk towards camera. Several women in same costumes pose at base of Nelson's Column. Military officer talks to woman selling pins / flags with a little girl dressed as a Red Cross nurse.

    Intertitle reads: 'The French Ambassador buys his mascot from the Anglo-French Stall.'

    M/S of French Ambassador in top hat, buying a pin from one of a group of girls. Others stand about chatting; policeman looks on.

    High angle shot of troops marching along city street, led by military band, as large crowds watch.

    French officers and (colonial?) soldiers buy pins from the women. Colonial soldier with medals poses for camera.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1926.34
    Media URN:
    73466
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:58:00 / 01:44:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 155 B

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment