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    Lord Mayor's Day Parade.

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    Lord Mayor's day parade.

    Lord Mayor's Day; London; 1915. New Lord Mayor; Sir W. Dunn. Opens with shot of Lord Mayor and entourage in traditional costume. Arriving; pan on them walking from carriage under umbrella. shot which actually came before the previous one -- the gilded ornate state coach arriving in the rain; as men in those odd wide hats; with raincoats too; greet it. Then; shot of Lord Mayor; etc. standing at top of steps to watch parade. DS of Parade in progress -- military soldier marching etc; of course; since World War One is in full swing. Troops on horses pulling heavy captured German guns on wheels. Still DS; from up high; of large Colonial Contingent -- Anzac's; etc. Also huge crowds of citizens push against each other; all bunched up on the pavements and in doorways of shops Wounded soldiers arriving in coach; heading to left; umbrellas and crutches (probably at Law Courts; where they were invited to watch from the balcony) Trucks with anti-air craft guns and a big searchlight. Then Royal Marines; looking sharp in their white helmets and with bayonets. Weapons; tradition; ritual; pomp

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    Film ID:
    1858.37
    Media URN:
    71703
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1915
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:26:00 / 01:54:24:00
    Canister:
    ON 032 C

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