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Home Coming of the Bedfords

A heroes’ welcome for the Bedford regiment in their own hometown.

1918 4 mins Silent


A civic reception for the return of the Bedfordshire Regiment, featuring a street procession, mayoral speech, and briefly, the ceremonial laying of a wreath. There is a mix of military personnel and civilians on show, both in the parade and amongst the onlookers. Lookout for the three boys, behind the line of soldiers, trying valiantly to get into frame (3.40-3.54)...