UNVEILING OF KITCHENER WAR MEMORIAL

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • War

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: UNVEILING OF KITCHENER WAR MEMORIAL

Reference number: 3470

Date: 1926, July 2

Director: [attributed to D B Pearce]

Sponsor: [ Electric Cinema, Kirkwall]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2 mins

Description: The unveiling ceremony of the Kitchener Memorial in Orkney. Memorial commemorates the loss of life on HMS Hampshire hit by a German mine off the west coast of Mainland, Orkney 1916.

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D B Pearce opened the Electric Theatre in Kirkwall in 1914. Took local topicals.

Shotlist: Shots of the unveiling by General Lord Horne of Stirkoke of the Kitchener Memorial on Marwick Head,Orkney, veterans in f/ground (0.13) laying of wreaths; shots of ceremony (0.53) c/u of inscription on memorial This Tower was raised by the people of Orkney in memory of Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum on that corner of his country which he had served so faithfully, nearest to the place where he died on duty. He and his staff perished, along with the officers and nearly all the men of HMS Hampshire, on 5th June 1916. Shots of the large onlooking crowd; pan over crowds gathered in field surrounding memorial (2.04)