Arthur Balfour (long time British statesman and foreign secretary under Lloyd George) unveils memorial to Vice Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock.
World War One; ceremony; military. Arthur Balfour (long time British statesman and foreign secretary under Lloyd George) unveils memorial to Vice Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock; who went down with his ship at Cape Coronel; November 1; 1914. Opens with shot of Balfour (in top hat) and Army officers inspecting honour guard past line of soldiers; crowd of civilians in BG.
Officers and Balfour walking between the rows (again toward camera); inspecting troops; outside York Cathedral. Balfour tips his top hat as he approaches; rounds corner. Balfour and another man in top hat; talk to Navy officers outside cathedral. Balfour & others go up steps; tipping cap again; and inside. Sailors from the Grand Fleet; 'heroes of the Battle of Jutland'; march beside cathedral. Sailors going up steps into cathedral for memorial; a black dog stands on the steps.