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  • Short Summary

    The recently completed memorial for Nurse Edith Cavell in unveiled at Charing Cross.

  • Description

    Charing Cross, London.

    The recently completed memorial for Nurse Edith Cavell is unveiled. Cavell was shot by the German's during the First World War for helping Allied P.O.W.s escape.

    M/S of a bearded man in military uniform, behind him stand several smartly dressed gentlemen and a policeman. Beside them are several children and a woman who can not stop giggling. C/U of the bearded man. C/U of two men in military uniform.

    L/S of a crowd lined street, a parade with a brass band and people carrying banners moves towards the camera, policemen hold the crowds back.

    M/S of men, some in uniform, carrying a large wreath. The military men seen previously in the C/Us stand nearby, one reads the notes for his speech. C/U of one of military men addressing a crowd. C/U of another of the military men giving a passionate speech in front of the Edith Cavell memorial. High angle L/S of the large crowd surrounding the speakers in front of the memorial, many shelter from the rain under umbrellas. Good L/S of the memorial as the parade passes.

    Note: according to old records the memorial was unveiled by Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII. "Faithful Unto Death". There are no good shots of the Queen - it is possible that the old record is referring to another Gazette Story that it has the wrong can number. AH 2000.

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    Film ID:
    208.10
    Media URN:
    21438
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:33:00 / 01:12:05:00
    Canister:
    G 652

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The memorial was unveiled on 16 March 1920, as the attached newspaper article will confirm....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45511623

    The shots list currently details the location as "Charing Cross", but more precisely the memorial is situated in St. Martin's Place, London.

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  2. jamied says

    That earlier newspaper link won't work. Here's another attempt....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/art
    icle/45511623

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