Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, unveils Guards War Memorial, military parade follows.
Full title reads: "Guards War Memorial unveiled by Duke of Connaught. 10,000 soldiers and ex-guardsmen and 6,000 relatives of the fallen taken part in deeply impressive service".
(timecode obscures some of title).
L/S of crowds gathered in horse guards parade. Various shots of war memorial covered in large Union Jack flag. L/S of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, pulling rope to unveil monument. L/S of large battalion of guards in busbies standing to attention. L/S of guards laying wreaths at base of monument.
L/S of crowds watching troops march down Horse Guards. M/S of Prince Arthur watching from raised platform, he chats with several officers in busbies. More shots marching troops, including some good M/Ss. Some soldiers march in fatigues, they are followed by ex-servicemen with medals pinned to civilian suits, veterans from the World War One. All marching turn eyes to memorial / Prince Arthur as they pass them.
Panning M/S follows officers in busbies as they march towards platform and Prince Arthur. L/S of line of guardsmen marching in pairs towards memorial. Each pair carries a wreath between them. M/S of memorial with St. James' Park in background. M/S of people filing past the memorial laying wreaths. C/U of statues of soldiers on memorial.
Cuts exist - see separate records.
Note: film is badly scratched in places and showing signs of decomposition. AH 2001.
Note: see separate record for version 2 GUARDS WAR MEMORIAL.