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Lord Kitchener at the Guildhall The Great War Minister Received by the Lord Mayor at the Ancient City Hall for the Opening of a Three Weeks' Recruiting Cam Aign Warwick Bioscope Chronicle No. 261-2

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, the face of WWI, takes a break from pointing his finger to inspect recruits at London’s Guildhall

Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins

Overview

Britons, this man wants you! Horatio Herbert Kitchener was as important as a symbol as he was a political and military figure in his position as Secretary of State for War. With his steely eyes and mighty moustache he was the icon of the British recruitment drive, not just on that iconic poster, but also at events such as this inspection. The event was also filmed by the Topical Budget and Gaumont Graphic newsreels.