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  • Short Summary

    Scenes of Remembrance Day services around the country.

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    Full title reads: "Armistice Day 1931"

    Whitehall, London.

    Clergy and Church men lead parade around the Cenotaph war memorial. Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) places wreaths. Behind him stand men of Indian origin. Among the politicians visible are Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain and Sir John Simon. MS of Prince. More views of the great crowds gathered for the ceremony of Remembrance Day. Soldiers and ex-servicemen are gathered to remember their comrades. Shots of men parading past the Cenotaph. Shots of women and children placing wreaths at the memorial.

    Intertitle reads: "Impressive Scenes in Birmingham." Birmingham, West Midlands.

    The Lord Mayor and dignitaries walk past large crowds. SV of clergy man conducting open air service of remembrance. Pan across crowd. Lord Mayor leads the way in placing a wreath at the memorial. He is followed by representatives of the services and others.

    Intertitle reads: "Impressive Scenes in Liverpool." Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Shots of large crowds gathered around Liverpool's war memorial. Flags are lowered. Shots of crowd as men replace their hats at the end of the silence. Shot of civic dignitaries replacing their hats. Wreaths are laid at the foot of the memorial.

    Intertitle reads: "Impressive Scenes in Manchester." Manchester, Lancashire.

    Dignitaries gather on podium. Men remove hats for period of silent remembrance. Pan across huge crowd. Hats back on. Parade of ex-servicemen - many disabled and in wheelchairs. Soldiers and veterans march past war memorial.

    Intertitle reads: "Impressive Scenes in Newcastle." Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear.

    Soldiers march past war memorial as part of Armistice Day ceremonies. They are followed by ex-service men and veterans. Shots of religious figures and civic dignitaries gathered at base of memorial. Shots of crowd. Tilt down tall war memorial. Wreaths are placed.

    Intertitle reads: "Impressive Scenes in Cardiff." Cardiff, Wales.

    Men of the British Legion march up to the War Memorial. Various men lay wreaths as part of Remembrance Day. Shot of outdoor altar as band plays a hymn. Pan to wreaths. Civic dignitaries lay wreaths. Pan across Welsh memorial. Tilt up to show statues.

    Intertitle reads: "Impressive Scenes in Leeds." Leeds, West Yorkshire.

    Men and women process to war memorial. Civic dignitaries stand before the memorial. Wreaths are placed at foot of memorial. Tilt down from statue to memorial. Shots of large crowds taking part in service. MS of people inspecting wreaths.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:23:08:00 / 01:32:40:00

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