STK-ID 21964

Remembrance Day (11/11/1948): HALS of veterans marching into Confederation Square from vicinity of Elgin Hotel. Ground shots of marching veterans, of cenotaph, veterans getting into position. Shot of representatives of the women's branches of the service. CU of Boer War and World War I veteran, colonel Jennings. CU of his medals. HALS of governor general's car arriving, TILT UP to monument. Ground level shots of arrival of governor general Harold George Alexander, of Louis Saint-Laurent representing the ailing prime minister, greeting him, of official party, governor general and Lady Alexander, Silver Star mother Mrs CH Macdonald, Louis Saint-Laurent and the president of Canadian Legion walking to cenotaph. HALSs of proceedings during singing of "O Canada" anthem, the two minutes of silence. Ground shot and HALS of governor general laying wreath at foot of monument. Sequence on Canadian legionnaires laying wreaths, diplomatic corps in top hats standing by. TILT DOWN cenotaph, wreaths, sentry. LAS of sentry. Sequence on parade by veterans and tri-service units past reviewing stand. Shots of crowd lining parade route. CU of governor general Alexander and Louis Saint-Laurent in formal uniform.


Excerpt from
Remembrance Day 1948
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio