• Short Summary

    Poignant scenes on Armistice Day 1938. King George VI lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Armistice Day 1938.

    L/S of rows of crosses on the war graves of soldiers, the camera pans across them. C/U of one cross with the inscription 'British Soldier.' L/S of the Cenotaph, clergymen approach it. M/S of King George VI and Prince George, Duke of Kent, walking out, the King salutes. M/S as he lays a wreath and salutes. M/S of the ladies from the royal family on the balcony, they include Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother). The King salutes. M/S as Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain lays a wreath and bows. M/S as buglers and drummers play. Everyone sings 'Oh God Our Help in Ages Past',the camera pans down the Cenotaph and across the assembled people. M/S of the royal ladies with their hymn books. M/S profile of the King. M/S of buglers playing. The King and Prince George salute. M/S of flags on the Cenotaph. Various shots as people lay wreaths and flowers. Veterans march past to 'Pack Up Your Troubles.' C/U of the Cenotaph.
    End titles.

    C/U of Big Ben chiming 11 o'clock, a cannon is fired to mark the start of the two minutes silence. L/S as the crowd take their hats off. L/S of a river and hills in the background, we hear a man singing about the soldiers over the top of the pictures. C/U of a headstone inscribed with 'A Soldier of the Great War' and a cross. L/S as the camera pans across the rows and rows of gravestones and crosses. Various shots of smaller crosses with poppies in the middle of them and plaques showing the names of various regiments. M/S of trees and river. C/U of Big Ben again marking the end of the two minutes, the cannon is fired and people replace their hats.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:05:00 / 01:35:04:00

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