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  • Short Summary

    Chelsea Pensioners arrive at Alhambra (theatre?).

  • Description

    Veterans at Alhambra.

    Location of events unknown.

    Pan across a group of people standing outside a building - Alhambra Theatre?. Chelsea Pensioners walk past the crowds and go inside; a man hands each one a leaflet as they go in. A poster on a pillar reads: 'The Symbol of Sacrifice'. Could be arriving for a memorial service or tribute.

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    Film ID:
    1924.27
    Media URN:
    73417
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:55:00 / 01:40:29:00
    Canister:
    ON 145 K

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  1. jamied says

    "people standing outside a building - Alhambra Theatre?" - yes, it's the former Alhambra Theatre at Leicester Square, now demolished.

    What we're seeing here are the queues for a private screening of the film "The Symbol of Sacrifice" on 13 September 1918, (allowing a reduction of the current date range).

    "The Symbol of Sacrifice" was an Africa-made film about the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879.

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