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Summary: Newsreel item on Trafalgar Day in London, 21st October 1914.
Description: In Trafalgar Square a big placard has been placed across the plinth of Nelson's Column, reading "England Expects This Day That Every Man Will Do His Duty". People crowd the square. Around the plinth are wreaths, one from the "gallant sailors of France", others commemorating British ships sunk since the start of the war: HMS Speedy, HMS Pathfinder and HMS Aboukir have wreaths shown. British sailors contemplate the display.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: recruitment, British naval: [+] (object name)
propaganda, British - inspirational: [+] (object name)
celebrations, British - event-related: Trafalgar Day (object name)
GB, England & London, WC <Trafalgar Square> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 52 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: Production: see IWM 1061-01 for production details. Another item from this issue is held as IWM 1061-09k, earlier on this reel
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 1061-09a-n, the can is marked as IWM 1061-09
Remarks: although apparently unofficial and perhaps unintended, this item is extremely good recruiting propaganda. Even the mention of the French as allies in the context of Trafalgar does not seem incongruous