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Title:RE-INTERMENT OF EDITH CAVELL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1074
Summary: The re-interment of Nurse Edith Cavell in Norwich Cathedral, 15th May 1919.
Description: Floral tributes are piled outside the door to the Cathedral's Beauchun Chapel, looked after by two nurses. The funeral procession passes through the streets of the city, including soldiers with arms reversed and members of the WAAC, VAD and FANY. The coffin is taken from its gun-carriage and taken by Army pallbearers into the cathedral. There is a large crowd and many reporters. (Note the cine-cameraman carrying two cameras.) The Bishop of Norwich leads the procession inside, followed by other dignitaries and by convalescent soldiers. After the ceremony the coffin is taken out and buried. The crowd makes it impossible for the camera to get close. (Note the still photographer in a tree trying to get a better view.) After the ceremony the clergy and dignitaries lead the procession away.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Pollock, B (person)
Norwich, Bishop of (person)
British Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (regiment/service)
Voluntary Aid Detachment (regiment/service)
British Army, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - display (object name)
journalism and record, British - photographer (object name)
journalism and record, British - cameraman (object name)
religion, Christianity - ceremonial, British (object name)
buildings, British - religious: cathedral (object name)
GB, England & Norwich, Norf <cathedral> (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 558 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Shotsheet: the shotsheet gives further information on the events surrounding this film
Remarks: according to the shotsheet fewer people turned up than were expected. The film gives exactly the opposite impression