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Topical Budget 220-1: Lord Mayor's Show (1915)


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"LORD MAYOR'S SHOW A special feature of this year's Show is the Military Pageant - Aeroplanes, Colonial Troops and captured German guns passing through the city."

Two Royal Navy trucks, each carrying soldiers and a large gun, drive past crowds holding umbrellas. Another truck passes followed by a car. Jump cut. Stationary truck then sets off again, followed by a car and soldiers wearing white pith helmets and carrying rifles with fixed bayonets. A German field gun is pulled past, followed by soldiers on horseback. More colonial troops on horseback pass, followed by a marching brass band.

Car emblazoned R.F.C. carrying soldiers, pulls a plane behind it. Short pan left to right following the progress of the plane past a bank. People sit on the first floor windowsills of the bank watching the parade. The bank sign reads "The Union of London & Smiths Bank" and the street sign says "Princes Street" (possibly the one in EC1). Background, soldiers march right to left in front of the bank past a mounted policeman.

Caped soldier on horseback rides before the mayoral coach pulled by six plumed horses. Short pan right to left following the progress of the coach. Top-hatted officials march either side of the coach with caped policemen. The driver of the coach wears a tri-cornered hat as does a man in ceremonial robes marching by the coach, carrying a mace. One of the men inside the coach wears a wig, one a tri-cornered hat. Troops and mounted policemen follow.