• Short Summary

    British Legion Pilgrimage to Ypres and the Menin Gate attended by Edward, prince of Wales

  • Description

    CAPTION - MENIN GATE - THE PRINCE OF WALES AND 11,000 BRITISH PILGRIMS PAY SILENT HOMAGE TO THE OUR WAR DEAD AT THE GREAT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

    Menin Gate, Ypres , Belgium (August 1928)

    Close of Menin gate inscription "To the Armies of the British Empire who stood here from 1914- 1918 and to those of their dead who have no known grave " / wide of the gate with British Legion members parading through with their banners / immense crowd in silent tribute with bowed heads / good shot of town square with Edward, Prince of Wales laying wreath at Menin Gate (Prince of Wales hasd row of medals on his jacket) and standing to attention / more of crowd and banners (photographers and newsreel cameras seen)

    CAPTION TWO MINUTES SILENCE MARKED THE SOLEMN OCCASION - WHICH WAS WITHOUT POMP OR MILITARY DISPLAY

    Good shot of the Menin Gate / good close up of Prince of Wales and unidentifed official
    probably including Earl General Haig - head of the British Legion /Members of British Legion raising their banners in salute / clergy conducting memorial service

    CAPTION - YEARS OF PEACE ARE EFFACING THE VILE DEVASTATION OF BATTLE BUT THE NAME OF YPRES WILL ALWAYS RECALL THE DAYS OF WAR HORROR

    Wide of Ypres square and remains of the Cloth Hall / parade of people/ women pilgrims walking past the remains of Cloth hall / remains of St Martin's cathedral / reviewing stand of officials watching parade/ Edward ,Prince of Wales and various unidentified British military generals including Earl Haig /General saluting parade of British Legion banners / decorated panel on Menin gate with crowd / officials/ military and clergy on reviewing stand / Prince of Wales walking in procession with clergy and other dignitaries
    Background: British Legion Pilgrimage to Ypres and the Menin Gate attended by Edward, prince of Wales

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9S4E5KJMU9T36T36UG9ELAPQ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S4E5KJMU9T36T36UG9ELAPQ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1928
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:16:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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