Excellent retrospective looking back over 50 years - this reel features the First World War.
Here's to the Memory - Part 2.
The Titanic is waved off - shot of the ship (this is probably actually the "Olympic" although presented to be the Titanic. The only genuine Titanic footage held by Pathe is to be found on tape PM3468 at following timecodes: 01:40:20 to 01:47:06). The Terranova (Terra Nova) cuts through the ice - Robert Scott's Antarctica expedition. Men walk across the ice and sit around a cooking pot. A racetrack (Derby or Epsom). Ladies and gentlemen dressed to the nines. Cricket match. Crowded streets. "Your Country Needs You" poster (Kitchener). Men in uniform make speeches to encourage men to sign up. Recruitment offices. Men in civvies on the march. Some wave their hats to the cameras. A crowd of men march behind an army band. Poster reads: "Finsbury Rifles". Men in army uniform march. Soldiers aboard a train. People wave train of soldiers off. Terraced street.
01:14:50 - Man with a long white pole taps on windows (to wake people up?) Large group of women walk along into a factory. Women at work in various trades: at lathes, pushing barrows, train conductor, lifting heavy sacks, rolling barrels, in munitions factory (?), in aircraft industry, on a farm.
01:15:35 - Red Cross vehicles pass the camera. A woman entertains the wounded. George Robey sells war bonds. Harry Tate does a turn. Hetty King (famous male impersonator) kisses soldiers. Soldiers march through a trench. In trench behind barbed wire. Soldiers asleep and resting in trench. The wounded are helped down a ship's gangplank. In the grounds of a hospital or convalescence home soldiers and nurses smile at the camera.
01:17:02 - The Criterion Restaurant, Theatre and Grill Room - people and cars pass in front. Queen Mary talks to a group of women. Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) inspects troops. Women suffragettes and possibly health visitors or women doing "good works". Queue. Soldiers returning home by lorry and on foot. Battlefields - dead bodies (?). Men leaving camp. Flooded war fields. War cemeteries.
01:18:52 - Our dinner party guests discuss the hopes held by soldiers returning from World War One. Irate men make speeches to striking workers in Trafalgar Square. Newspaper sellers. "A time of disillusion". Marching soldiers. Sailors. Men in flat caps standing in front of shop windows. Poster during General Strike asking for volunteer workers to maintain essential services. Men attach white arm bands. Buses attempt to pass through strikers. Many men standing on the street. Short shots of Stanley Baldwin, Ramsay MacDonald, Lloyd George, Winston Churchill. See other reels.
Note: good montage sequence of women at work during World War one. See previous record.
End of Part 2.