• Short Summary

    AUTUMN SUNSHINE WAS THE SETTING THIS MORNING FOR REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY IN BRITAIN. GREAT CROWDS GATHERED?

  • Description

    8 NOVEMBER 1964 LONDON, U.K. REUTERS

    GV CENOTAPH
    CU QUEEN ARRIVES
    SV CROWD
    LV THE QUEEN AND DUKE OF GLOUCESTER STAND IN FRONT OF CENOTAPH SOF BEGINS: BIG BEN STRIKES AND GUNS FIRE
    LV QUEEN MOTHER ON BALCONY WITH OTHER ROYAL FAMILY DURING TWO MINUTES SILENCE (SILENT)
    SV QUEEN. SOF CONTINUES. 'THE LAST POST'
    SV QUEEN LAYS WREATH (SILENT)
    SCU PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON LAYS WREATH (SILENT)
    LV OTHER OFFICIALS LAYING WREATH (SILENT)
    CU SIR ALEC DOUGLAS HOME
    SV COMMONWEALTH OFFICIALS (2 SHOTS)
    GV HYMN SOF CONTINUES
    CU CROWD (SILENT)
    LV MARCH PAST BY VETERANS SOF CONTINUES WITH ARMY MARCH

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    Background: AUTUMN SUNSHINE WAS THE SETTING THIS MORNING FOR REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY IN BRITAIN. GREAT CROWDS GATHERED AT THE CENOTAPH IN LONDON'S WHITEHALL TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO DIED IN TWO WORLD WARS.

    DETACHMENTS FROM THE FIGHTING SERVICES, THE MERCHANT NAVY AND COLUMNS OF EX-SERVICEMEN STOOD AT THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR NEARLY HALF-AN-HOUR AS THE MASSED BANDS OF THE BRIGADE OF GUARDS PLAYED SOLEMN MELODIES. AN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO BROTHERS IN ARMS WHO FELL DURING THE FIGHTING.

    THEN, WITH THE STRIKING OF BIG AND THE FIRING OF A GUN FROM HORSE GUARDS PARADE, CAME THE MOST POIGNANT MOMENTS OF THE YEAR - THE TWO MINUTES WHEN GREAT CROWDS EVERYWHERE ARE SILENT IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD.

    AT THE END OF THE SILENCE, TRUMPETERS SOUNDED THE 'LAST POST' AND QUEEN ELIZABETH WALKED SLOWLY FORWARD TO LAY HER WREATH OF RED FLANDERS POPPIES, WITH A BORDER OF GREEN LAUREL, ON THE MEMORIAL. SHE WAS FOLLOWED BY THE DUKE GLOUCESTER, LEADERS OF THE POLITICAL PARTIES, AND COMMONWEALTH AND SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY WATCHED FROM A BALCONY FROM THE NEARBY HOME OFFICE. AFTER THE TRADITIONAL SERVICE, CONDUCTED BY THE BISHOP OF LONDON, DOZENS OF ORDINARY MEN AND WOMEN LEFT THE CROWD TO LAY THEIR OWN WREATHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1L89O0RI3LQKWX04Y903ZOUVR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1L89O0RI3LQKWX04Y903ZOUVR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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