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A newsreel clip showing Armistice Day ceremonies in 1930
(ITN Archive/Pathé: 751.23)
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British Pathe; clip showing Armistice Day ceremonies, 1930
Running time: 2mins 13secs  

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully and see what it tells you about how British people remembered the war in the years 1919-30. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • How would you describe the tone and atmosphere of the events in the clip?
  • Is it clear that people in 1930 still valued the ceremonies on Armistice Day?
  • Does this suggest the Cenotaph and the ceremonies were effective memorials?
  • Will you choose this as your memorial to evaluate?


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