Film ID:
YFA 1365

THE HALLAMSHIRE RIFLES LEAVING SHEFFIELD, 1914

1914

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Description

This film contains footage of the military leaving Sheffield on 3rd November, 1914 shortly before their deployment to France in April, 1915.  

Title – Au Revoir!  And good luck.  The Hallamshire Rifles Leaving Sheffield November 3rd. 1914.

A huge crowd of people, made up of men, women, and children, has gathered in Sheffield city centre in Fitzalan Square. Led by a brass band, the soldiers begin to march through, parting the crowd.  The spectators cheer and wave as the soldiers march by, and a double decker electric tram can be seen in the background.  Some of the soldiers who take part in the procession are on horseback, and the rest carry rifles on their shoulders.  Occasionally, women walk along with the soldiers in the procession.  Another electric tram follows the back of the parade.