The Duke of Connaught unveils a memorial to 49,076 artillery men who fell in Great War.
Item title reads - "A Royal Fellowship of Death". Duke of Connaught unveils magnificent but grim memorial to 49,076 artillery men who fell in Great War. London.
M/S as the Duke of Connaught salutes and greets other officers, soldiers stand behind. Various shots as they shake hands, he walks up some steps to a platform and shakes hands. M/S as he pulls the cord and the Union Jack falls off the memorial which is a big gun with soldiers underneath, the camera pans across it. C/U of the Duke saluting. L/S of huge crowds, the camera pans across the large memorial and up to the gun at the top. Marble Arch is in the background.
A clergyman stands in front and the camera pans up to another model of a soldier. M/S as a huge wreath is carried by three men and laid on the steps together with another one, a soldier backs away and salutes. C/U of a wreath and ribbon around a gun. M/S of the statue of a soldier stood up with his cape spread out. M/S of the statue of a warrior laid down with coat and hat covering his head.
Note: this item is yellow tinted, there is a black and white version with the same title and similar footage plus cuts in G 1235 on *PM0428*.