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"Topical" Triumphs Again

Lights, camera, democracy! Eager voters swarm to Trafalgar Square to witness the election results, live on screen.

Non-Fiction 1922 3 mins


Election fever in a pre-TV age, as voters flock in their thousands to Trafalgar Square to watch the results come in. Just to prove that media self-obsession is nothing new, Topical Budget uses this newsreel to claim credit for the event, ignoring the results altogether. Still, there's no mistaking the enthusiasm of the crowds in a year when Labour overtook the Liberals as Britain's second party.