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Topical Budget 229-1: The Lord Mayor Recruiting (1916)


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Title: "THE LORD MAYOR RECRUITING. The Lord Mayor having opened the Mansion House as a recruiting office, makes a special appeal to men to join regiments connected with the City of London". Long shot of the Mayor, followed by civilians and a soldier, walking along a pavement until exiting frame right. Soldiers in great coats and caps stand at a doorway amongst policemen. A soldier wearing an armband (broad and dark) stands amongst civilians and a policeman before a sign on which can be read: 'The country's call for men has been nobly responded to by Jews of all classes. Are you holding back? On the victory of the allies depends the cause of freedom and toleration'. To the right of this can be read, 'ALL BRITISH BORN JEWS who have not enlisted, follow the example of other Jews and enlist now'. Long shot of a crowded street, traffic and people, the words 'The Union...' can be read across a background building. The Mayor and a civilian stand shaking hands beside a pillar of Mansion House.

Notes: The Lord Mayor of London, for the years 1916/17, was Rt Hon. Sir William Henry Dunn, Kt. Mansion House, his official residence.