The ghost of Sir Henry Newbolt seen on YouTube

 Came across this –

Vitai Lampada

by accident and felt slightly spooked by it – as though I was witnessing some sort of spirit manifestation (and I suppose it is intended as a kind of reanimation).

Even leaving aside the visuals, this always seems to be the effect on me of hearing the recorded voice of someone I think of as having lived in the pre audiovisual world – though in Newbolt’s case this is irrational in that he lived until 1938, so he could theoretically have appeared live on the TV (though in what capacity he might have done so I can’t imagine.)

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