Wartime

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Link of the Empire

The Film

Year
1916

Running Time
04 min 03 s

Producer
Topical Film Company

Newfoundland troops are presented with a silk Union Flag. Princess Henry of Battenberg presents a silk Union Flag to the contingent of Newfoundland troops at Chelsea Hospital and inspects the guard of Honour.’ The Princess - who seems to be walking with some difficulty - takes a large Union Jack from one officer and quickly passes it on to another who comes forward to receive the flag. Cut to the Princess after a short speech (?) as she steps back confused by clutching her script, as others applaud. Newfoundland troops present arms. The Newfoundlanders also received a silver shield, a token of appreciation from the women of Britain for the soldiers’ valour and devotion. The League of the Empire had arranged similar presentations to Canadian, Australian and South African troops.


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Images

Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Marching Past Princess Patricia, [ca. 1918] Military Parade during World War I, [ca. 1918] Troops of the 73rd Battalion RHC, CEF Marching Past King George V and Field Marshall Lord French at Hankley Common, July 1, 1916 Military Parade Float of the “Flying Boat” during World War I, [ca. 1918] Newfoundland Regiment at Pleasantville, 1914