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  • Short Summary

    Women march through city during demonstration calling for prohibition during the war.

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    Titles read: '1914 - Women's Prohibition Demonstration'.

    Location of events unknown - probably London.

    March in 1914 calling for prohibition during wartime. March is led off by a young men's marching band; and several men walk along in the march; but women are in the majority. Banners such as 'The British Lion is Awake. So is the Lioness.'; 'Women of Scotland Demand Prohibition During the War'; & one with a picture of a bottle on its side and 'SOS' - also looks like it says 'Britain's Baby Killer'.

    Crowd of spectators watch. Marchers also carry various flags; including many Japanese ones - don't know reason. (Could be symbol of temperance at this time? SL.)

    They weren't entirely successful; alcohol was never totally prohibited but the Defence of the Realm Acts - DORA - drastically shortened hours of pubs; and the King set an example of further sobriety by banning alcohol from the Palace.

    World War One; home front.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:30:16:00 / 01:31:29:00
    ON 252 D

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