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Guards Procession in London

Horse guards and artillery going great guns in a London parade

Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent


The arrival of the moving image camera brought privileged perspective to late Victorian audiences, perfectly demonstrated in this film. Few in the crowd would have found such an unrestricted view of this parade of cavalry and artillery on the day. By placing the camera in a position normally reserved for the literally high and mighty, unprecedented access was given to thousands of filmgoers across the Capital and beyond.