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Title:THE NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE'S CAMPAIGN FOR THE VICTORY LOAN [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 532
Summary: A fund-raising rally in Trafalgar Square, possibly just after the end of the war, likely 1919.
Description: In Trafalgar Square Nelson's Column is decorated with Victory Loan symbols. People queue to buy certificates at the hut nearby. On a platform Major-General Sir W S Brancker, in charge of RAF Personnel, gives a speech. Mark Hambourg gives a classical piano recital. The MP for Hull South West (Sir Cyril Fullard Entwistle) gives a speech. Madame Stralia (Elsa Stralia, the Australian soprano) delivers an operatic song. The signal "England Expects" is hung in flags from Nelson's Column. Miss Edith Fenton enters the hut. The Mayor of Westminster, George William Tallents, gives a speech. A final view of the crowd in the square, with the injunction "Buy joy-loan NOW!".