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  • Short Summary

    Fund raising drive where Trafalgar Square has been transformed into trench scene.

  • Description

    Our Answer To Germany - £2,500,000 in 5 houses - Trafalgar Square, London.

    Pan across what seems to be a recreation of the trenches of France / Belgium on Trafalgar Square. Crowds are gathered beyond. Priests on platform in middle of crowd. CU same; priest speaking beside mayor; some other priests walking by in FG below People walking toward camera; through a 'trench' protected by sandbags.

    Shot of people giving their donations - a woman (looks like Land Army uniform) steps up and pulls down a lever rigged up on a Howitzer gun; maybe it stamps a little book she carries. Finally; shot of a very elderly veteran (Chelsea Pensioner) standing by the gun with the young soldier who is accepting donations.

    First World War. War damage; home front.

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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:
    01:31:51:00 / 01:32:51:00
    ON 108 B

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