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    London Irish Rifles receive shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day.

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    London Irish Rifles receive shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day.

    (This is a jumbled up collection of shots.) Opens with short CU of lady pinning shamrocks on soldiers who are holding bagpipes. LS same; with line of soldiers in BG. Back to CU of lady pinning shamrocks. CU Lady pins shamrock on one soldier. Band of bagpipes and drums marching through yard; curving toward camera; wall in BG with a few men standing under tall arch. CU group of soldiers; with a young soldier holding leash of mascot Irish Wolfhound in FG; dog takes a few steps to right.

    Another short bit of the shamrock lady pinning. A brass band marching across yard; with trombones; trumpets; French horns; they are followed by 4 men on horseback. Straight on shot of the woman pinning the shamrocks on soldiers standing in rows. Quick shot of same rows; a few men waving their hats. CU woman with one soldier; he stands there smiling. Another quick shot of men standing in rows in the yard;2 men with rifles standing in front of the others; some ceremony?

    World War One. Military. Holidays.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:46:00 / 01:14:56:00
    ON 033 L

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  1. Unknown user says

    LONDON IRISH RIFLES 1914 -1918. The location of this presentation is the Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea (better known as the Duke of York's Headquarters, King's Road, Chelsea). The traffic moving at the rear of the pipers is going along King's Road itself.

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