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.
Rotherham Services Procession
Non-Fiction19429 minsSilent Location: Rotherham
This is an absorbing film of a Remembrance Day service and procession in Rotherham, unusual in being held in wartime, and made more poignant for being so.
Preston and District Roll of Honour, 6th, 7th, 5th Series
Roll of Honour film191514 minsSilent
A rare surviving WWI memorial film, featuring poignant images of men killed or injured serving in the armed forces.
War1992115 mins Location: Trawsfynydd
The stirring story of poet Ellis Evans-Hedd Wyn, the Welsh poet posthumously awarded the Eisteddfod chair at Birkenhead in 1917 after failing to return from 1st World War trenches.
Royal Honour for Famous School
Non-Fiction19301 minsSilent Location: Windsor Castle
In the grounds of Windsor Castle, George V presents new colours to the Eton College Officers' Training Corps.
Peace Celebrations at Haslingden July 19th 1919
Non-Fiction191913 minsSilent Location: Haslingden
Charming, fun and heartwarming portrait of a Lancashire town coming together to celebrate Peace Day.
Banstead's Volunteer Services Celebrate Armistice Day and Other Events
Amateur film194119 minsSilent Location: Banstead
Banstead's civil defenders are out in force in this compilation of events from the town's calendar - featuring a Drum Service, a cricket match and Armistice day processions.
Armistice Day - Llandrindod Wells
News19393 minsSilent 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, 10th Series
Roll of Honour film19152 minsSilent Location: Preston
Moving record of relatives waving a fond farewell to departing loved ones during WWI.
Pontypridd Armistice Day Parade and Service 1952 and Coronation Festivities 1953
Amateur film195230 minsSilent Location: Taff's Well
‘The Brave Don’t Cry’ shouts a poster advertising a film of the title, as Pontypridd citizens march past, commemorating the dead of WW1 and II. By contrast, the Coronation is fun.
Poppies of Flanders
Non-Fiction19281 minsSilent 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.
Lest We Forget: The Nicholson War Memorial
Non-Fiction192511 minsSilent 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
Non-Fiction19253 minsSilent 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
Amateur film19284 minsSilent Location: Shanghai
Chinese junks and British battleships appear together in this film depicting the 1928 Armistice Day in Hong Kong.
Non-Fiction19357 minsSilent 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.
Unveiling of the War Memorial to the Men of Alfreton
Non-Fiction19277 minsSilent Location: Alfreton
Thousands gather in Alfreton to remember the dead of the Great War.
Leeds Jewish ex-Servicemen's and Women's Association at Remembrance Service 1948
Amateur film19488 minsSilent Location: Westminster
Members of the Leeds Branch of Jewish Ex-servicemen and women Association travel to London for the annual Remembrance Service.
"Die-hards" Who Did Not Die in Vain
Non-Fiction19221 minsSilent 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.
Unveiling of 1914-1918 War Roll of Honour at Holywell, c. 1919
Non-Fiction19195 minsSilent 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
Non-Fiction193313 minsSilent Location: Birmingham
Remembering the fallen comrades of the Warwickshire Regiment in a solemn ceremony fifteen years after the Armistice.
Market Harborough: Unveiling of the Memorial Cross
Non-Fiction192113 minsSilent 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.
1914 on Film
What did our forebears watch a century ago? Discover the cinema of 1914 in this very mixed programme from the year the world changed.
1915 on Film
As a nation steeled itself for a long war, cinemas offered desperately wanted information - and welcome distraction. Find out what Britain watched a century ago.
1916 on Film
The war dragged on - and on… but cinemas offered more news from the Front, while trying to entertain those at home. Watch along with cinemagoers a century ago.
1917 on Film
A fourth year of war and no end in sight. Government propaganda stepped up, and even animation took a dark turn... What our forebears saw in cinemas a century ago.
1918 on Film
The final year of the war was a tough one for British film, but the industry did its patriotic best.