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Remembrance Day

By Patrick Van Roy On January 27th, 2021

The 10th Anniversary (no sound)

9 Responses to “Remembrance Day”

  1. London?

  2. Yes, looks like London.

    Anyone notice anything in the early film footage shown?
    – the preponderance of women (and very pretty ones too, in their cute hats and fresh faces).

    The men were mostly still away in the army, badly wounded or dead.

    The British lost just under 1 million dead in WWI, mostly young men, almost exactly twice the figure for WW2.

  3. yes London the 10th anniversary I believe In was looking for something to put up on the day and this is just old kino of the days events in great britain.

    thought it would be different especially since there is no commentary.

  4. Yes, that’s the Cenotaph in Whitehall, the main government street in London. The Remembrance Day ceremony is held there on the nearest Sunday to Nov 11th every year. Interesting clip. thanks for posting, Patrick.

  5. That’s King George V placing the wreath on the coffin of the Unknown Soldier.

    It’s fascinating footage. I always notice how well dressed people were in public more than a few decades ago, people far less wealthy than we are now.

  6. Even up to the 1950s here it was common for people to wear suits at sporting events here, even on the weekend.

  7. Yep. A few years ago in here I posted a photo of fans queuing to get into the Arsenal, my team, in the 1950s. Every one of the thousands of them was in a suit.

    When I’m in charge of everything young men will have to watch North By Northwest. Not only is it a wonderful film, but watching Cary Grant will show them how to dress in public.

  8. I always have a smile at those old news videos of student riots in the 60’s, including the Civil Rights marches in NI. Young men in suits and ties battling cops on the streets.

  9. It’s like the footage you see of crowds in Dublin in times gone by. Every single man is wearing a shirt, tie, waistcoat, and cap. Hilarious. They knew how to dress!