Brookwood American Cemetery Chapel Dedication in 1937
The Brookwood American Cemetery Chapel Dedication is one of thirteen segments featured in the "American Honors Her Heroes" film. The film is the Official Record of the Dedication Ceremonies in 1937 at the American World War Memorials and Cemeteries in Europe. It was taken under the auspices of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
NARRATOR: The chapel to the memory of the American soldiers who died in Great Britain during the World War is dedicated by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Marble crosses commemorate the 468 soldiers who rest in this cemetery. Ambassador Bingham heads the parade of distinguished American visitors and veterans marching to honor their fallen comrades. The American flag, which flies in this cemetery, now waves over soil that is forever American. Ambassador Bingham and General Hill, the Honorable Alfred Duff Cooper, First Lord of the British Admiralty, and Colonel Woodside, the Vice Chairman of the Commission, speak in that order.
GENERAL HILL: This Brookwood is not only a glorious extension of America, but an extension of Belgium, France and America in England for the peace of the world.