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    War shrines unveiled in Kensington, London.

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    Shrines unveiled in Kensington. London.

    World War One. Ceremony. War shrines in Kensington honour their heroes. Opens with a procession going down street in city: Boy Scouts playing drums; followed by a bunch of choirboys in white robes; vicar; bishops (who wear the mortarboard hats with tassel) then a group of boys walking; some holding small books; maybe Bibles. Great Shot of a group of women and children next to the shrine-- nobody looks happy in this shot; in fact everybody looks sad or depressed. Little girl in FG with tattered hair ribbon stares at camera with look of fear or sadness. Pan to the shrine set up on the front of a building; covered with cloth with picture of Britannia; flowers in front below it and flags hanging over (England and Union Jack); a sailor stands next to it. Sailor removes the veil; revealing a decorated sign with list of names. People clap. CU boy and priest/vicar. Slow pan to CU of the list of casualties/heroes.

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    Film ID:
    1858.12
    Media URN:
    71679
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:56:00 / 01:21:02:00
    Canister:
    ON 028 A

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