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Remembrance

The First World War dead were commemorated as they fell. That act of remembrance has never ceased. For the survivors, it invokes a range of emotions, not least pride, sorrow and anger.

These poignant films return us to a time when the war was still fresh.

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Poppies of Flanders
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Poppies of Flanders

Non-Fiction19281 mins Location: Richmond

A one-armed soldier is among those shown diligently manufacturing poppies on the 10th anniversary of Armistice Day at a factory in Richmond.

Remembrance Day in Dunham Massey
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Remembrance Day in Dunham Massey

Amateur film19793 mins Location: Dunham Massey Hall

Remembrance Sunday commemorations in Cheshire.

Armistice Day - Llandrindod Wells
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Armistice Day - Llandrindod Wells

News19393 mins Location: Llandrindod Wells/Llandrindod

This is thought to be footage of an Armistice Day parade in Llandrindod which includes armed forces veterans, police, Girl Guides, nurses and Air Raid Patrol [ARP] wardens.

Preston and District Roll of Honour, 6th, 7th, 5th Series
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Preston and District Roll of Honour, 6th, 7th, 5th Series

Roll of Honour film191514 mins

A rare surviving WWI memorial film, featuring poignant images of men killed or injured serving in the armed forces.

Funeral at the Front
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Funeral at the Front

Non-Fiction19151 mins

Sombre and moving World War I newsreel story.

Peace Celebrations at Haslingden July 19th 1919
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Peace Celebrations at Haslingden July 19th 1919

Non-Fiction191913 mins Location: Haslingden

Charming, fun and heartwarming portrait of a Lancashire town coming together to celebrate Peace Day.

Nurse and Martyr
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Nurse and Martyr

Biopic191511 mins

The moving true story of wartime heroine Nurse Edith Cavell, recreated in the aftermath of her execution.

Jubilee
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Jubilee

Documentary193510 mins Location: Stepney

While Britain celebrates... A caustic reminder of conditions for London's East End underclass in George V's jubilee year.

Unveiling of the War Memorial to the Men of Alfreton
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Unveiling of the War Memorial to the Men of Alfreton

Non-Fiction19277 mins Location: Alfreton

Thousands gather in Alfreton to remember the dead of the Great War.

Unveiling of 1914-1918 War Roll of Honour at Holywell, c. 1919
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Unveiling of 1914-1918 War Roll of Honour at Holywell, c. 1919

Non-Fiction19195 mins Location: Holywell/Treffynnon

Flintshire lost hundreds of men on the WW1 battlefields, Holywell contributing 32 who are commemorated on the Roll of Honour plaques on the Town Hall, seen here being unveiled.

Unveiling of the Birmingham City Battalions Memorial
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Unveiling of the Birmingham City Battalions Memorial

Non-Fiction193313 mins Location: Birmingham

Remembering the fallen comrades of the Warwickshire Regiment in a solemn ceremony fifteen years after the Armistice.

Unveiling of Paisley War Memorial
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Unveiling of Paisley War Memorial

Non-Fiction19244 mins Location: Paisley

A sea of bowler hats, kilted soldiers and medalled veterans crowd the streets of 1924 Paisley to watch smart dignitaries unveil a war memorial in this sombre local topical.

Market Harborough: Unveiling of the Memorial Cross
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Market Harborough: Unveiling of the Memorial Cross

Non-Fiction192113 mins Location: Market Harborough

The town of Market Harborough turns out for the solemn occasion of the unveiling of their Great War memorial to commemorate the dead of the 1914-'18 conflict.

Preston and District Roll of Honour, 10th Series
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Preston and District Roll of Honour, 10th Series

Roll of Honour film19152 mins Location: Preston

Moving record of relatives waving a fond farewell to departing loved ones during WWI.

"Die-hards" Who Did Not Die in Vain
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"Die-hards" Who Did Not Die in Vain

Non-Fiction19221 mins Location: Mill Hill

A sombre Prince of Wales – later Edward VIII – unveils a striking memorial to the 12,694 members of the Middlesex Regiment who died in the First World War.

Liverpool Honours Heroes
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Liverpool Honours Heroes

Non-Fiction19161 mins

Poignant scenes as a public roll of honour for Liverpool and Merseyside's war dead is unveiled.

Royal Honour for Famous School
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Royal Honour for Famous School

Non-Fiction19301 mins Location: Windsor Castle

In the grounds of Windsor Castle, George V presents new colours to the Eton College Officers' Training Corps.

Lest We Forget: The Nicholson War Memorial
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Lest We Forget: The Nicholson War Memorial

Non-Fiction192511 mins Location: Leek

Huge crowds flock to Leek to witness the unveiling of the town's tribute to the Great War's fallen. At 90 feet the Nicholson War Memorial is the tallest in the country.

Remembrance Day 1925  Topical Budget 742-1
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Remembrance Day 1925 Topical Budget 742-1

Non-Fiction19253 mins Location: London

Newsreel cameras capture the crowds and royalty gathered to mark the seventh "Great Silence" on Remembrance Day 1925.

At Home in Shanghai and a Trip to Hong Kong
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At Home in Shanghai and a Trip to Hong Kong

Amateur film19284 mins Location: Shanghai

Chinese junks and British battleships appear together in this film depicting the 1928 Armistice Day in Hong Kong.

Remembrance Day
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Remembrance Day

Non-Fiction19357 mins Location: Westminster

In inauspicious times these members of Leeds Jewish community set off for London in a joyful atmosphere, only for the mood to become more sombre as they file past the Cenotaph.