Full record for 'GALASHIELS WAR MEMORIAL, the'

Full length video [87632998]

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  • Borders
  • Selkirkshire


  • Ceremonies
  • Military
  • War


  • Local topical


  • 1920s


Reference number: 0762A

Date: 1925

Sponsor: [attributed to Pavilion Galashiels]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6 mins

Description: The war memorial in the Borders town of Galashiels is unveiled by Field Marshall Earl Haig.

Shotlist: Credits. Unveiled by Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde, Sunday 4 October 1925 (.08); Gvs of war memorial. Shots of a veiled plaque set in the wall behind Border Reiver statue. Pan round to large crowds in town centre square (.34); Shot of pipe band coming up a street, followed by soldiers (.49); The soldiers form ranks in the town square while veterans wearing medals also march in (1.06); Wreaths placed at base of statue (1.11); The side entrance to the large building from where dignitaries emerge. (1.48); Field Marshal Earl Haig arrives in the square and takes his place on the platform (2.20); Shots of crowds (2.40); General view of town square and dignitaries (2.56); Earl Haig gives a speech, intercut with shots of crowds and soldiers (4.02); Platform party re-take their seats after unveiling ceremony is performed (4.08); Close-up of Earl Haig as he talks to soldiers (4.30); Shots of the many wreaths at the base of the memorial (4.41); Shot of the statue (4.46); - Blank - (4.50).

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