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  • Short Summary

    The Band of His Majesty's Grenadier Guards march and play outside Wellington Barracks.

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    Full titles read: "The Band of His Majesty's Grenadier Guards - Director of Music -------." (title obscured by timecode.) In A.D. 1656 King Charles II formed the famous Grenadier Guards, and their martial band has stirred the blood of endless generations of the British Race."


    Various shots of the Band of the Grenadier Guards (in busby hats) marching about the parade ground at Wellington Barracks as they play (no sound). A small group of people watch from behind a tall fence (looks like Birdcage Walk). Intertitle says they are playing 'The Duke of York's March'. At the finish they stand to attention, then are dismissed.

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    British Pathe
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:48:00 / 01:52:15:00
    PT 082

Comments (2)

  1. Nicholas Ward says

    The corps of drums (drums and fifes) marching at the rear of the band belong to the 3rd Battalion of the regiment.

  2. johngleeson says

    HIS MAJESTY'S GRENADIER GUARDS 1931. At '1.37' on the 'Stills' facility, note the embroidered black armbands incorporated into the bass drummer's tunic sleeves at the elbow. This regimental device mourned the death of King Charles II (who authorised the creation of the Grenadier and Coldstream Guards' bands in early 1685). An insignia found only on the time-beater's uniform of the Grenadier Guards, it survived up to the outbreak of World War Two.

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