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Sir Robert Borden with the Canadian Troops 4

The Film

Year
1918

Running Time
05 min 01 s

Producer
Topical Film Company

A commemoration service for dominion troops of Scottish origin in London. Sir Robert Borden is guest of honour at the service, which is held at St. Columba’s church. Various dominion troops enter the church, including a Canadian battalion in kilts and New Zealand wounded in hospital blues. Borden arrives in his carriage. The church is never seen clearly.

The burial of the dead at a Canadian hospital in France after a German air raid, May 1918. Canadian soldiers pick their way through the rubble of the hospital. The coffins of those who died are taken out for burial. The captions draw attention to the large Red Cross laid out in pebbles beside the hospital. The coffins are draped with the Union Flags. A clergyman in vestments gives the address and buglers sound the last post.


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Images

Sir Robert Laird Borden Sir Robert Borden Inspecting Troops at Fletcher’s Field, 1914 He Died for the Empire RMR Cross, Tara Hill Cemetery on the Somme, 1916 Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King Laying a Wreath during Remembrance Day Service on Parliament Hill, Nov. 11, 1937, Ottawa Troops Looking at Vimy  Memorial, 1917

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