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Title:THE UNVEILING OF THE YSTALYFERA WAR MEMORIAL, SATURDAY DECEMBER 16TH 1922 [Main Title]
Film Number:MGH 3720
Summary: "First Topical to be taken in Ystalyfera" records all sections of the local community walking towards and gathered at the unveiling of the First World War Memorial.
Description: Opening title proclaims that this Topical (newsreel) is "Exclusive to this Theatre". Procession of police, civil dignitaries, soldiers, officers and ex-servicemen wearing medals leads way through village towards Memorial and is followed by local spectators including many children who look towards the camera. Before the ceremonial unveiling of the Memorial a passage from the Bible is read, then the Union Jack drape is removed and widows place wreaths at the base of the stone monument. A bugler plays the last post as the military and civilian parts of the gathering stand still to honour the dead of the Great War.
Keywords: buildings, British - monumental: war memorial at Ystalyfera (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: war memorial unveiling (object name)
Wales & West Glamorgan & Ystalyfera (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 344 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Acquisition: via the Research Coordinator of the National Inventory of War Memorials