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  • Short Summary

    A memorial to the navy is unveiled by King Albert in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

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    Item title reads - "Heroes without compare". King Albert unveils memorial commemorating one of the noblest exploits in naval history. Zeebrugge, Belgium.

    L/S of the scene around the memorial with naval personnel lined up, dignitaries walk towards the memorial. M/S as King Albert walks up onto the platform saluting. He is accompanied by a lady and other dignitaries. M/S of the memorial covered with a flag, M/S as the King unveils it. L/S of the memorial and people around it. M/S as the King places a huge wreath at the bottom, he salutes as he backs down the steps. M/S as he reads a speech.

    Intertitle - 'Every moment had its deed, and every deed its hero.'

    M/S profile of the King as he reads from his paper. M/S of war veterans filing past the memorial, many walk with sticks and one has his leg missing, some take their hats off to the camera. Young sailors are lined up in the background. M/S as the King shakes hands with naval officers and a woman pins a medal on his jacket.

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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:
    01:16:21:00 / 01:18:30:00
    G 1184

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