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Remembrance Day 1925

Newsreel cameras capture the crowds and royalty gathered to mark the seventh "Great Silence" on Remembrance Day 1925.

Non-Fiction 1925 3 mins Silent


Join the massed crowds in London for the seventh 'Great Silence' in remembrance of those who died in war. King George V lays a wreath at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, before observers wait patiently to lay their own floral tributes. This Topical Budget newsreel item is longer and more detailed than usual, and ends with poignant footage of troops at the front.

The war memorial on Whitehall was first unveiled in 1920, five years before this film. It was built at the request of Prime Minister David Lloyd George and designed by architect Edwin Lutyens.