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  • Short Summary

    Item showing peace pageant after World War One.

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    Peace Pageant - really a War pageant - children; soldiers; put on a World War One re-enactment - sort of a war medley on a grand scale.

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    Pan on group of children in costumes & uniforms of various nations. Then 5 of these pose with large flags - USA & Belgium. MS open area in park; with spectators in stands in background, pan left on crowd. 2 girls in angel costumes walk towards each other in front of a huge screen; wave wands; screen comes down. Cut to elaborate tableau representing the nations of the world.

    Teenage boy cadets - Army & Navy - march back & forth past tableau; curtain rises again. 4 men in medieval costumes blow horns; walk towards camera. Crowd in park waving in front of huge set piece; model of troop ship. Troops march past; with girls; small children walking along. Departure; crowd waving as soldiers board ship. Curtain up. Mock battle montage: Soldiers (real ones) charge; run across park; in background, smoke bombs go off.

    Cavalry gallop to left. Soldiers in kilts run & drop to ground. 3 men lift wounded soldier onto stretcher. Soldier rescues a wounded comrade; in background painted scenery of ruins; etc. at the front (with children peeking through opening in canvas!). MS Navy officers walk past some sailors. Refugee scene in pageant - priest carries little girl past ruins; more girls follow; clinging to each other & crying.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:30:00 / 01:51:32:00
    ON 220 E

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