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  • Short Summary

    Speech and military band at opening of South American Club for Comrades of the Great War.

  • Description

    Opening of the South American Comrades Club.

    London ?

    Opens with shot of banner for club reading 'South American Club - Comrades of the Great War'. Shot of some people sitting in a row of chairs outside a big tent; men; women; a little girl. Fade to CU big white-bearded man making a speech; with trees in background.

    Great shot of military band standing in park; facing away; with sheet music on stands in front of them; what's so great about it is the FG; dark leaves in silhouette hanging down from a tree; and sort of framing the shot - makes it look like a solemn event.

    Back to shot outside tent again; with some people sitting; looking at programmes (?), soldiers standing around. Pan left; a Boy Scout walks up to a woman seated there and bends down to talk to her - probably his mother.

    World War One. Home front; fund raising. Ceremonies.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:05:00 / 01:41:48:00
    ON 108 M

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