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    Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, unveils Canada's Cenotaph in St. Julien.

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    Item title reads - Canada's Cenotaph to her heroes who fell in the second Battle of Ypres (when Germans first used poison gas) unveiled by the Duke of Connaught. St. Julien.

    L/S as Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, walks up past a line of soldiers with a military officer, he chats to another and they salute. M/S of the memorial, it is unveiled to reveal a soldier with head bowed. The camera pans across the soldiers saluting. M/S of a group of them looking at some papers. The Duke chats to a young man and lays a wreath, so do several others. L/S as the soldiers march away from it.

    M/S as the Duke shares a joke with a man. Various shots of the Duke and others shaking hands. M/S of the memorial, the camera pans down it, they all salute. M/S as the group approaches the memorial, M/S of it while it is still covered up, the flag is blowing in the wind. Various shots of the group laying wreaths and walking away, various shots as they stand around and chat. The camera pans across other dignitaries, troops march past and turn their heads. Various shots as the Duke shakes hands with more dignitaries, more wreaths are laid, and the Duke talks to the vicar. He salutes and lays a wreath with others. Troops march away.

    Amendment Jan 2011: Next to the Duke the officer in white gloves is Prince Leopold, future King Leopold III of Belgium.

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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:
    01:38:21:00 / 01:44:49:00
    G 997

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