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  • Short Summary

    War Bond sales in Trafalgar Square, London.

  • Description

    Unique scenes from Trafalgar Square. London.

    Tank Bank in Trafalgar Square, selling War Bonds. Fundraising. One of many stories about this tank which appears all over the country. Includes shot of soldiers hopping out door of tank. CU field gun.

    Weapons World War One; home front.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1894.33
    Media URN:
    72677
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:56:00 / 01:39:36:00
    Canister:
    ON 095 A

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    This footage is repeated in clip 2342.15.

  2. jamied says

    The "Tank Bank" featured here is the Mark VI British tank No. 130, named "Nelson".

  3. RPKing says

    My grandfather, the renowned violinist Albert Sammons, played his violin on this tank in Trafalgar Square as part of this War Bond initiative. At the time he was a member of the Band of the Grenadier Guards. There is a photograph of him doing this (The Times?) which is on the Internet. The photo was used by The Strad magazine in a centenary issue and by St Martin\'s in the Fields\' 2014 Annual Review (on the Internet).

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