STK-ID 16655

Unveiling of memorial to sergeant Hugh Cairns: several CUs of wreaths donated by Canadian cities. HAS of people looking at wreaths. Shots of veterans, of military band and of soldiers parading in street, crowd lining route. Shots of plaques dedicated to Canadian war hero Sergeant Cairns. CS of veteran posing with remains of shells and showing off medals on his jacket lapel. Shots of veterans. LS of horse-drawn buggy moving towards and past camera on road, French town in background. HACUs of names on paved ground including "Beaucourt", "Caix", "Bouchoir", "Le Quesnel", "Hangest", "Fresnoy", TILT UP to memorial garden. Shots of World War 1 memorial monument. PAN from "No 329 Rosières" sign to street, woman pushing wheelbarrow, children walking along. Shot of people riding bicycles in street. MLS of monument. FOLLOW SHOT of group of woman walking. Shot of elderly woman posing. TILT UP church. LS of French town, winding road in foreground. LS PAN of town from hilltop. LS of remains of walls, damage from explosions visible. (outs of story NFB1930-FG-236)


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