• Short Summary

    A memorial to airman Captain Albert Ball is unveiled by Sir Hugh Trenchard in Nottingham.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Supreme Airman. Sir Hugh Trenchard unveils Memorial to Capt. Albert Ball who at 20 won V.C., D.S.O., etc. and brought down 45 enemy machines. Nottingham.

    Huge crowds stand silently as the camera pans across them. Mourners and military people walk through to the statue. Sir Hugh makes a speech then unveils the memorial, soldiers stand to attention behind. The rest of the statue is unveiled and Sir Hugh salutes. MS of the statue, M/S as buglers play. Wreaths are placed on the memorial and a group of dignitaries pose in front of it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    242.25
    Media URN:
    22482
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1921
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:24:00 / 01:41:36:00
    Canister:
    G 805

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The film here is taken in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, where the monument to Albert Ball is located.

    The date of the unveiling was 8 September 1921.

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