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Film Title: SERVICES STAGE Play Clip: Battle of Freedom Pageant Albert Hall

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Card Title: Battle of Freedom Pageant Albert Hall
Location: N/A
Date: 30/04/1942
Length: 235 secs
Story Number: 42206
Description: The Albert Hall is the venue for the pageant which as organised by the Daily Express. Representatives of every service in the Empire, as well as Allied and United Nations took part. Lt Laurence Olivier gave the dedication which ended with an exhortation to work and fight for victory.
Shot List.: 1. Marine band and sailors counter marching.
2. WRNS, WAAFS and ATS enter Arena.
3. ATS marching display.
4. General views of women's and civilian services filling Arena.
5. Lt Esmond Knight, RNVR (Blinded in Bismark Battle), recites "Carillon".
6. Whole house sings "Jerusalem".
7. Oration by Lt Laurence Olivier, RNVR (Air Arm).
8. Flags and men of Dominions and United Nations.
9. Australia, Malta, New Zealand, France, USA, Russia.
Keywords: Great Britain; Celebrations - Miscellaneous; Military - Ceremonial; Military - Displays; Music and Dance; Women; Women's Auxiliary Air Force; Women's Royal Naval Service; Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service; Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments; Civilians; Home Front; Personalities - Armed Forces; Disabled; Personalities - Performers; Entertainment and Leisure; Military Alliances; Clubs and Organisations; Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve; Media; Navy - Ceremonial; Airforce - Ceremonial;Women's Land Army, Land Girls, World War II
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