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  • Short Summary

    Major General Sir G Feilding unveils a war memorial on the Somme to remember the fighting there in 1916.

  • Description

    Full titles read: '"Never Shall Their Glory Fade!" - Maj.-Gen Sir G. Feilding unveils Memorial on the spot where 7,000 Guardsmen fell - in one tragic month - during epic fighting on the Somme in 1916.'

    Les Boeufs, France.

    Major General Sir Geoffrey Feilding with French military men, inspecting troops on an old battlefield in the Somme. He reads a speech, then walks over to the new war memorial and pulls a cord to release a drape from the huge cross. A clergyman makes a speech before the memorial. Major General Sir Feilding places a wreath at the base of the memorial; several children and adults put flowers and wreaths on the steps to the memorial.

    Intertitle reads: "The simple wooden cross erected by their comrades immediately after the battles... still stands."
    Poignant M/S of a small group of soldiers looking at the wooden cross in the field.

    Note: according to 'Who Was Who 1929-1940' the correct spelling of the Major-General's name is Feilding, not Fielding.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    746.31
    Media URN:
    35164
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:38:00 / 01:47:26:00
    Canister:
    G 1549

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