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    Armistice Day ceremony at the Cenotaph, London.

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    Eleventh anniversary of the end of the First World War, London.

    L/S of flags flying next to the Cenotaph. Large numbers of war veterans and clergymen stand next to the monument. M/S's of several dignitaries holding floral wreaths. L/S of the Prince of Wales (King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) dressed in military uniform. He places a wreath at the base of the Cenotaph, David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald and Conservative Party leader Stanley Baldwin stand together in the background.

    Several shots of military band playing the 'last post', followed by the choir singing. L/S of the band marching as they play "Colonel Bogey", hundreds of war veterans march behind.

    Note: The story becomes silent from this point on and is made up of numerous cuts.

    Various shots of the ceremony continuing. Good M/S of the Prince of Wales standing solemnly with other military officials. High angle shots of clergymen walking slowly out around the Cenotaph. Various more shots of the band walking in procession followed by veterans.

    L/S's of the choir singing on steps watched by very large crowds in a street (Note: this footage is not at the cenotaph, there is a large statute of Queen Victoria in the centre of the street). The footage cuts between the Cenotaph ceremony and the large crowds at Victoria's statue several times. L/S of military procession marching down street.

    Note: There is another item with the same title which includes more cuts on Pathe Master tape *PM0808*. Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:34:00 / 01:39:54:00
    G 1659

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