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Topical Budget 245-1
Brass bands, bicycles and marching special constables outside the Albert Hall for a Sunday presentation before Bishop John Taylor-Smith outside the Albert Hall.
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins
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The Special Constables were volunteers that operated at home, replacing policemen serving on the Western Front during the First World War. Hundreds are filmed marching through London streets behind a brass band, and then milling around outside the Royal Albert Hall and in Hyde Park. They are on their way to a presentation at the Albert Hall before Bishop Taylor Smith. Smiling women and bicycling boys rubberneck
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