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    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - THE DAY THAT BRITAIN REMEMBERS THE DEAD OF BOTH WORLD WARS.?

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    GTV THE CENOTAPH, LONDON
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    SV CEMOTAPH
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    CU INSCRIPTION "THE GLORIOUS DEAD" ON CENOTAPH
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    LV ARC DE TRIOMPHE, PARIS
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    CU ETERNAL FLAME AT ARC
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    GV WAR GRAVES AT OLSO
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    CU GRAVE AT OSLO
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    GV CEREMONY AT ARNNEM
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    SV SOLDIER LAYS WREATH ON ARNKEM MEMORIAL
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    GV PEOPLE LAY WREATHS AND FLOWERS AT ARNKEM
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    GV CEREMONY AT MEMORIAL AT NORMANDY
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    MV PAN UP NORMANDY MEMORIAL
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    CU SOLDIER GUARD AT NORMANDY
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    LV RUSSIAN WAR MEMORIAL, GERMANY, WITH TROOPS PARADISE
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    SLV RUSSIAN TROOPS MARCHING TO MEMORIAL
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    CU RUSSIAN GUARD
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    GV MEMORIAL
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    GV WAR GRAVES AT ANZIG
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    CU WREATH ON MEMORIAL AT ANZIG
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    GV WAR MEMORIAL AT EL ALAMEIN
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    21.
    SLV MEMORIAL EDIFICE WITH GRAVES IN B/G
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    22.
    SV WREATHS AT BASE OF MEMORIAL
    0.57

    23.
    GV PAN..ITALIAN WAR GRAVES
    1.03

    24.
    GV DITTO
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    25.
    GV WAR GRAVES AT MARGRATEN, HOLLAND
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    26.
    GTV GRAVES AT MARGRATEN
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    27.
    GV TOMB OF UNKNOWN SOLDIER IN VIENNA
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    CU PAN..EFFIGY OF UNKNOWN SOLDIER
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    CU HEAD OF EFFIGY
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    SV EXT..GROUP OF OFFICERS (VARIOUS COUNTRIES) ASSEMBLED FOR CEREMONY
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    CU US OFFICER
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    CU FRENCH OFFICER
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    CU RUSSIAN OFFICER
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    GV ETERNAL FLAME OUTSIDE BUILDING
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - THE DAY THAT BRITAIN REMEMBERS THE DEAD OF BOTH WORLD WARS. THE SUNDAY CLOSEST TO THE DAY AND TIME OF THE ARMISTICE OF WORLD WAR ONE IN 1918: THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR. AND THE DAY WHEN MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO LOST RELATIVES AND FRIENDS - OR NO-ONE IN PARTICULAR - WEAR ARTIFICIAL POPPIES. THE FLOWER THAT BRINGS BACK GRIM MEMORIES TO MANY OF THE DRAMA OF THE FIELDS OF FLANDERS.

    IN LONDON, THE CENOTAPH IN WHITEHALL IS THE FOCAL POINT OF THE NATION'S HOMMAGE. BUT MISSING FROM THE SOLEMNITY OF THE OCCASION THIS YEAR WILL BE THE SOVEREIGN. QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL BE IN GHANA. BUT STILL REMEMBERING HOW THEIR CAPITAL SUFFERED, AND HOW IT ROSE AGAIN TO MEET ITS NEW CHALLENGE.

    AS EACH YEAR PASSES, NEW GENERATIONS CAN ONLY IMAGINE EVENTS THEY WERE FORTUNATE TO MISS. NOT ONLY IN BRITAIN, BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, THE DEAD WILL BE RECALLED. THE THEATRES OF WAR WILL REMIND THOSE NEAR OF THE FIGHTING, AND THE MEN WHO DIED OR WERE CRUELLY HURT. THE SIMPLE GRAVES ... THE LITTLE WOODEN CROSSES ... AND THE BIG STONE COLUMNS ... TO REMIND FRIEND AND FOE OF THOSE WHO PERISHED. THE NAMED ONES AND THE UN-NAMED ONES.

    BUT THAT IS IN THE PAST, THOUGH THE EFFECTS LINGER ON. THIS YEAR, ON NOV 2, THE VIENNA GARRISON OF THE AUSTRIAN FEDERAL ARMY HELD ITS ANNUAL MEMORIAL CEREMONY FOR THE DEAD OF TWO WORLD WARS. OFFICERS OF EAST AND WEST WERE THERE: COUNTRIES ONCE ALLIED AND NOW OPPOSED. BUT IF A THIRD -- AND NUCLEAR - WAR WERE TO COME, NO MEMORIALS WOULD BE NEEDED ...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8PYUY6Z9GCSG73GJSG8L2AU1T
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PYUY6Z9GCSG73GJSG8L2AU1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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