• Short Summary

    Soldiers of the Irish Guard are given sprigs of Shamrock to celebrate their Saint's day.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Windsor. On St. Patrick's Day - in the morning - every officer and man of the Irish Guards receives his sprig of 'Ireland's Emblem' - that comes from the hills, the vales and the mireland."

    Windsor, London.

    Pan across drill square from ranks of troops to officers behind table. The soldiers of the Irish Guards, wearing their bearskins, are inspected while a military band play in the background.

    Sprigs of Shamrock are handed out to the men. The officers come forward to receive their sprigs from a senior officer.

    The Guards remove their hats and give three cheers for Princess Mary, presumably their Colonel-in-Chief.

    The troops march off the parade ground.

    CU of group of soldiers (not in dress uniform) wearing sprigs of shamrock in their caps.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    765.10
    Media URN:
    7233
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:52:00 / 01:15:51:00
    Canister:
    31/23

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