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  • Short Summary

    King's Representative reads Peace Proclamation on London street during parade - 1918.

  • Description

    Peace Proclamation.

    London.

    King's representative (?) reads aloud a Peace Proclamation. Opens w/ Lord Mayor in full ceremonial costumes; walking out into street and standing in row. Next a procession of open coaches come up street; crowds on side of street; foggy day. CU a rather elderly man in another elaborate costume; with royal symbols standing up in a coach.

    Then some shots that jump around quickly - back view of one of these men mounting a horse. Front view of 3 horses; with men on them playing a fanfare on trumpets announcing royal proclamation. Then back to the shot of the man standing up in the carriage; he is now holding up a paper and reading aloud from it. As he finishes the announcement; he takes his jaunty hat off. CU same. Then he turns and sits. Lord Mayor etc. standing on street.

    Footage is quite dark and shows signs of decomposition.

    Tradition. Pomp; grandeur; ritual; royalty World War One, armistice.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1918.27
    Media URN:
    73317
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:28:00 / 01:36:12:00
    Canister:
    ON 134 E

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