• Short Summary

    The Prince of Wales opens a war memorial, he speaks in French about World War One.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Thiepval. Their names cut deep & clear! The Prince of Wales unveils the last of the British War Memorials, containing names of over 73,000 who fell on the Somme and 'have no known grave'."

    Thiepval, (Belgium ?).

    M/S the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) speaking from a podium. He is making a speech in French about the opening of the war memorial.

    Tilt up and down the large memorial. C/U plaque on the memorial which reads "Bapaume". Shot of veterans gathered at ceremony. C/U plaque which reads "Aux Armees Francaise et Britannique L'Empire Britannique Reconnaissant". The Prince's speech carries on under these shots. He is speaking about World War One.

    Pan across veterans with their medals and civic dignitaries. C/U plaque on memorial which reads "Miraumont". Quick shot of veterans holding flags. C/U plaque which reads "Somme 1916". M/S of the Prince (in army uniform) speaking. Closer shot of the Prince, now speaking in English.

    Bagpipers play on the steps of the monument as flags are lowered by the men holding them.

    Tilt down the memorial, which has a Union Jack flag and French tricolour hanging from it. Another shot of the three pipers accompanied by the skirl of their lament.

    Shot of war cemetery with lots of cross shaped grave stones. Three buglers play on the steps of the monument. Pan across series of war graves. More shots of the buglers.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:09:00 / 01:36:05:00

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