ARMISTICE DAY in Manchester 1926 – British Pathé

ARMISTICE DAY THOUSANDS ATTEND DEEPLY IMPRESSIVE SERVICE MANCHESTER & CUTS – British Pathé.

Armistice Parade in Manchester 1926.  Courtesy British Pathe.

Armistice Parade in Manchester 1926. Courtesy British Pathe.

Another intriguing film from British Pathe.  The images show soldiers and veterans marching past the Manchester War Memorial 10 years after the battle of the Somme.  Some men are watching from wheel chairs and a huge crowd looks on to the men and dignitaries.

The 23rd Bantams Battalion of the Manchester Regiment can be seen and there is no doubt that members of the 17th Battalion will also have been present – possibly even Arthur Bell.

Comparing the number of men marching in the training film from 1914, highlights the huge losses for the City during the First World War.   MANCHESTER REGIMENT TRAINING – British Pathé.

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