Winston Churchill and Earl Haig meet General Diaz on his arrival at Victoria. London.
Winston Churchill (at the time Minister of Munitions) and Earl Douglas Haig; Commander in chief of expeditionary forces in France; welcome Italian Commander-in-Chief General Armando Diaz on his arrival at Victoria Station in London; England. Title Frame. Diaz walks down sidewalk; salutes; Haig follows. Diaz walks down street followed by British officers; flags of Allied nations hanging over street.
CU Diaz sitting in open coach next to Churchill; Haig & another British officer sit facing them. They drive off to rt. Title frame re. Diaz receiving Freedom to the City. Military ceremony. Diaz walks past line of British soldiers. GV masses of people in street and on roofs. cheering and waving etc. DS military procession coming down street w/ large crowds on sides. (this actually should be first ) At station. Churchill & Haig greet Diaz as he gets off train. The 3 men pose for picture; other British & Italian officers stand behind. Allies. politicians; statesmen. C. 1917.