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Jewish Ex-Service Men's Coronation Parade 1

Jewish Ex-Service Men's Coronation Parade 1

A proud expression of Jewish identity and heroism at a Coronation parade to the Eldon Square World War One memorial in Newcastle.

Amateur film 1937 4 mins Silent

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Overview

Ranks of Jewish ex-servicemen march through the decorated streets of Newcastle to the World War One memorial in Eldon Square in May 1937. Despite the shaky footage, this amateur film records a remarkable display of comradeship and patriotism at an annual

In the 1930s the Anglo-Jewish community felt the need to commemorate the part played by Jewish soldiers in the First World War. The North East Branch of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) was formed in the early 1930s to counteract t