A look at political and social life in Europe and beyond during 1924.
Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.
01:00:13 - M/S of men and women in bathing costumes splashing about in sea and waving to the strains of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More." A man gives a woman a piggy back but she falls over his head. M/S as a horse pulls a changing cabin on wheels through the shallow water. M/S as two girls look back cheekily at the camera and walk into the sea. L/S of people on the beach as the camera pans over them.
01:00:42 - Opening titles - "A Time to Remember. A programme to take you back - however young you may be - recalled by John Ireland."
01:01:05 - L/S of huge parade down U.S. street during election time. M/S of two men and a woman in a car. L/S of crowds gathered together. M/S of Franklin D. Roosevelt on crutches stood next to Democrat Al Smith and another man. M/S of Republican President Calvin Coolidge walking up the steps to the White House. M/S interior as a man shakes Coolidge's hand and gives him a gavel, he sits down.
01:01:41 - M/S of someone sat on a car watching the total eclipse of the sun through special eye glasses, others stand around him. M/S of the sun during the eclipse.
01:01:49 - M/S of a group of American Civil War veterans stood together holding the American Stars and Stripes flag. C/U as the camera pans across their faces, they look very serious.
01:02:15 - M/S of a ship's funnel blowing out smoke. C/U of the sea, camera pans up to show the waves. M/S looking back at the sea from over a sailor's shoulder as he stands on the deck of the ship.
01:02:28 - Title - "A Trip To Europe."
01:02:38 - C/U of a sign saying 'Cunard Express to Paris' and an arrow pointing off-screen. Picture fades to a (Parisian ?) railway station with a train pulling in.
01:02:44 - L/S of cars driving down the Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tour is in the background. L/S of the Arc de Triomphe with cars driving up and down the Champs Elysees, and people crossing the road. L/S of the Seine after it has burst its banks and flooded the streets, the camera pans across it to show the top of a lamppost sticking out. People walk up wooden ramps to get across the flooded streets.
01:03:08 - M/S of officials and dignitaries walking through Madrid to show their loyalty to King Alfonso (Alphonso ?) XIII and Queen Ena of Spain. M/S low angle shot of the couple on the balcony, the King smiles.
01:03:20 - M/S of a small brown bear holding a bottle and drinking out of it. Crowds stand and watch, young King Michael of Romania (Rumania) also watches from a balcony. C/U of Michael leaning over the balcony.
01:03:27 - Italy - M/S of the front of a battleship, the camera pans up it. M/S of Edda Mussolini stood on a platform getting ready to launch it. L/S as the ship slides down into the water.
01:03:41 - M/S's of Benito Mussolini in a cage feeding and playing with a lion cub.
01:03:52 - L/S of huge crowds gathered in Greece. M/S of Greek troops marching past. M/S of a demonstration in Athens, people run about and horses slip and fall as they chase protesters down the street.
01:04:05 - Germany. M/S's of man making passionate speech on platform. M/S of soldiers (?) cheering. L/S of rival political supporters riding around the street in trucks and waving flags.
01:04:42 - Various shots of French soldiers occupying the Ruhr in Germany, they patrol the borders. M/S as convoy of trucks and soldiers pass down the street. L/S of soldiers stood in a wood eating. M/S of three looking at a map. M/S of soldiers patrolling near railway signals. M/S's of locomotive engine being oiled and checked over by French engineers. M/S of the train driving up the track.
01:05:42 - M/S of delegates from the League of Nations sat in a room. M/S of others sat around a table. M/S of Aristide Briand, M/S of Gustav Stresemann. M/S of Briand and Stresemann stood together outside with the other delegates.
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