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  • Short Summary

    Unveiling of memorial to nurse Edith Cavell on Charing Cross.

  • Description

    Charing Cross, London.

    The unveiling of memorial statue for Edith Cavell by Queen Alexandra. LS Queen Alexandra arriving and getting out of carriage. Large crowds watch, including many nurses. The statue is draped in a Union Jack flag. Military parade passes the statue.

    Cataloguers' note: nurse Edith Cavell was shot by German army for spying during World War One.

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    Film ID:
    2446.03
    Media URN:
    76962
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1915
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:26:00 / 01:10:58:00
    Canister:
    ON 366 C

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The current dating of this clip as 1915 is incorrect, it should read 1920.

    The current figure of 1915 refers to the year of Edith Cavell's execution by the Germans on 12 October of that year. The unveiling of the statue seen here actually occurred on 16 March 1920, as the attached newspaper article of the era will confirm....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45511

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  2. jamied says

    OK, here's another attempt to make that newspaper link!

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/artic
    le/45511623

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  3. jamied says

    "Charing Cross, London." - more precisely, the monument is situated in St Martin's Place.

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