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  • Short Summary

    Huge military parade through streets of central London.

  • Description

    Guards March Through London - Reel 1.

    Military parade - probably World War One.

    Various shots of soldiers marching; & a few riding on military vehicles; bicycles or horses. Horses pulling heavy guns. Also includes some new recruits in civilian clothing. Shots of Lord Mayor and other dignitaries watching the march past; and of balcony w/ masses of Union Jacks.

    Interesting shots of crowd control - line of soldiers arm in arm; straining against crowd behind them all leaning forward. Shots of the parade on different streets in the city. Guns are pulled along on horse-drawn carts. Trucks go by with civilians in the (open) back. Pan across crowds - some are waving white handkerchiefs. Nice but short shot of soldiers waving a large flag. Parade comes past Lyon's Corner House. Later past the Criterion and AFA Perfumery.

    Quite a lot of scratching on this footage.

    See also ON 232 A.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:21:00 / 01:24:13:00
    ON 231 A

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