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Empire Day
Empire Day

Empire Day 1916

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Empire Day 1916

1 mins United Kingdom

Flying the flag for patriotism, London schoolchildren offer gifts (of cigars, perhaps?) to wounded soldiers on the first official Empire Day - captured beautifully by Topical Budget's newsreel cameras. The event was held on 24 May, the birthday of Queen Victoria, and was intended to remind children "what it meant to be sons and daughters of such a glorious Empire". It was rebranded as Commonwealth Day in 1958.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

World War I Empire Day School Children Military parades Children Wounded and injured people

Collection

1916 on Film

Released

1916

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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