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  • Short Summary

    A packed stadium watches nuns, nurses and scouts parade in honour of the Empire.

  • Description

    Wembley Stadium, London.

    Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught attends school children's Empire Day celebrations.

    High angled L/S of an enormous, packed stadium, a brass band plays in front of the stands, a procession of nurses march past. L/S of troops of Girl Guides and Scouts marching around the stadium, panning shot across the stands, hundreds of umbrellas have been opened.

    L/S of vicars and choir boys processing across the pitch. Panning shot across the end of a stadium, some of the vicars (bishops, perhaps?) appear to be giving a sermon from a raised platform. L/S of lots of choir boys walking across the pitch from the raised platform.

    More panning shots showing all the open umbrellas in the stands. More L/Ss of a vicar leading choir boys across the pitch, a choir master appears to be conducting as they sing. More shots of choir boys, vicars and bishops coming off the raised platform onto the pitch, we see them pass a large Union Jack flying on the pitch. M/S of women in uniform - district nurses? - marching past the Union Jack held up by a soldier. M/S of nuns and nurses passing the soldier holding the flag.

    Note: there are no C/U shots of Prince Arthur.

    Note: this story appears to be an alternative version of - MONARCHS PRIESTS & PEOPLE from G 1089.

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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:
    01:03:57:00 / 01:07:29:00
    G 1088

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