Will America Declare War? 1917

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    Will America Declare War?

    United States of America.

    A sailor & a naval officer assist US President Woodrow Wilson (wearing shiny top hat); along with 2 women and a few other men; to leave small boat. A US Army soldier in FG; with back to cam; takes off his hat to ladies as they disembark; revealing a big bald spot! Fashion note: Mrs. Wilson (?) wears a strange hat; it looks like a large chef's hat that someone smashed part way down; so its puffed out but flat on top. Pan on group as they walk from boat across dock; and climb steps.

    Next; shot of a man standing on wide steps of some government building; he wears light suit and straw boater hat; has moustache and frown (identity uncertain but possibly a foreign representative - such as Germany's Count Bernstorff). Another man walks up steps on left - does a sort of odd little turn - the moustached man doesn't acknowledge the other's presence; but he does start up steps himself; and they both cross to rt. at top of steps. The 2nd man's face is not recognised.

    International relations; diplomacy; World War One.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    73337
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1918.47
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:04:00 / 01:54:46:00
    Canister:
    ON 136 A
    Sort Number:
    ON 136 A
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