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Summary: A parade and celebration over the purchase of a 6-inch 26 cwt howitzer, Fulham, London, October 1918.
Description: The procession is led by a car covered in Union Jacks. It includes a military band, a mock stagecoach, more cars, a display of troops marching, military cadets, the 6-inch howitzer drawn by a camouflaged wagon, bands of the Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, and more cars. One has a large sign "Victory" and a tableau of the Kaiser, Hindenburg and Tirpitz kneeling before Britannia, supported by two British soldiers. One float has the US flag, another shows advice on air raids. The procession passes Vanston Place to Fulham Broadway, where it halts. In turn a vicar, an Army officer, a man made up as 'Ole Bill' (the Bairnsfather cartoon character) and a man draped in Union Jacks address the crowd. One of the parked cars advertises "Fulham Gun Day". A punch or stamp has been fixed to the breech of the 6-inch howitzer, and a queue of people, each in turn, places an object or donation in the breech. One small child, aided by its mother, has a pass book stamped in this fashion. As a final, posed, scene the 'Ole Bill' character talks and smokes with the Army officers and soldiers in a mock-up trench.