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