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    Soldiers march for Intercession Day at St. Paul's Cathedral, Paternoster Square.

  • Description

    Soldiers in front of Cathedral.

    St. Paul's Cathedral, Paternoster Square. Intercession Day, 25th July 1915.

    MS crowd with police holding people back to leave wide opening; people riding past on top of double-decker buses in foreground.

    MS procession from side with Lord Mayor; etc - other officials in costumes walking up steps of Cathedral - large building in background, with signs across Pawsons & Leafes.

    Procession of coaches (including coaches of King George V and Queen Mary, and the Lord Mayor of London and the Lady Mayoress) drives round corner; some men lean into foreground, waving hats (CU), MS another corner with coaches driving round; crowd in front of building with the City Glove shop.

    Title - 'The mass of soldiers, gathered in front of the Cathedral, make an imposing picture'.

    MS looking out over crowd of soldiers; around a monument with circle fence. Pan right over soldiers; to steps of Cathedral. Closer in on clergymen on steps.

    Title - 'Standing at an altar constructed of army drums, the Bishop delivers a remarkable address'.

    MS military drums at the feet of priests.

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    Film ID:
    2320.15
    Media URN:
    74662
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:00:00 / 01:19:14:00
    Canister:
    ON 181 K

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  1. johngleeson says

    SOLDIERS IN FRONT OF CATHEDRAL 1914 -1918. The location is outside St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. One of the Pathe captions shows a '1915' at the bottom of it. The footage of the carriage procession shows King George V and Queen Mary. The ceremony appears to be a 'Drumhead Service' by the military, held on the steps of St. Paul's...although the occasion doesn't seem clear.

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