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  • Short Summary

    Demonstrations for Red Cross. Ambulances at Charing Cross.

  • Description

    Lusitania parade. Charing Cross, London.

    World War One; home front; England. Lusitania (passenger liner sunk by German U-boat in May 1915) parade and ambulances for Red Cross. Opens with DS of large crowd in park; a man & boy stand on top of car. DS of crowd pushed together; lining street for parade; a cart passes. Then a Lusitania float -- actually its a canoe with 7 women in it; all dressed in white and with white flags; above it a banner about the ship; German brutality; etc. Pan on parade route street; line of soldiers in first row. DS looking up the street; crowds still on either side; as ambulances with Red Cross symbol approach. CU same.

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    Film ID:
    1858.05
    Media URN:
    71672
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:47:00 / 01:12:39:00
    Canister:
    ON 029 E

Comments (1)

  1. titanic12 says

    The Lusitania float carrying seven women seen in this film is not a canoe it\'s actually collapsible lifeboat \'A2\' from the Lusitania. The boat was found capsized with the bodies of four women and three children inside.

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