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Summary: I. Reports of sunken warships.
II. Mexican police.
III. Grenadier Guards Band.
IV. The 1914 Lord Mayor's Show, London.
Description: I. 'OUR NAVAL LOSSES: Ships of His Majesty's Navy that have encountered the Germans. H.M.S. Monmouth sunk by German Warships off Chili (sic).' Shots of large warship at sea. 'H.M.S. Good Hope took fire during the battle and sank.' Tracking shot around warship's prow. 'H.M.S. Hogue sunk by a German submarine in the North Sea.' Footage of Hogue. (See notes.)
II. 'MEXICAN UNREST: The Police of Mexico City are now armed with rifles and will become part of the Cities Military Guard'. Large numbers of Mexico City policemen march past the camera in a formal parade. Passing pedestrians observe them. (The "unrest" alluded to in the intertitle is conspicuously absent.)
III. 'THE SOUND OF THE DRUM: The Band of the Grenadier Guards stimulates recruiting by playing Martial Music through the streets'. Shots of the Guards band (and troops) marching through the streets (of London ?).
IV. 'LORD MAYOR'S SHOW: Colonial troops who will shortly be in the fighting line, take part in the Historic Pageant.' The Lord Mayor climbs into the coach, which sets off: high angle view of the crowds tightly packed on either side of the road while troops and cavalry march past. Item concludes with shot of the Lord Mayor alighting from the coach.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: London, Lord Mayor of (person)
Royal Navy, DONEGAL (HMS), armoured cruiser (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Good Hope (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Hogue (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, King Alfred (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Monmouth (regiment/service)
Mexico City Police (regiment/service)
British Army, Grenadier Guards, band (regiment/service)
British Army, colonial troops (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - cruiser: Donegal (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: Hogue (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: King Alfred (object name)
ceremonies, Mexican - display: marchpast of police (object name)
law and order, Mexican - enforcement (object name)
ceremonies, British - display: military parade (object name)
ceremonies, British - display: Lord Mayor's Show, 1914 (object name)
Mexico & Mexico City (geography)
GB, England (geography)
London, England, UK (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 265 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary (item I): according to IWM records, the ship representing HMS Monmouth is actually its sister ship HMS Donegal and the ship representing HMS Good Hope is actually its sister ship HMS King Alfred. The shot of HMS Hogue is genuine.