• Short Summary

    On Memorial Day, 1921, four unknowns were exhumed from four World War I American cemeteries in France, one to be chosen to lay in The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Description

    FRANCE: Paris:
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    GV Military band followed by troops march down wide streets - soldiers carrying U.S. flag
    PAN across U.S. troops gathered for ceremony at L'Arc de Triomphe monument on which the words 'Krasnoe and Wurschen' can be seen
    Man reading from paper as officers (including French officers?) and dignitaries standing by.
    Troops standing at attention.
    Two U.S. officers stand talking to dignitaries.

    SPACING

    Location Unknown:
    High Angle GV military cemetery - troops and dignitaries take their places in rows by cemetery.
    Tent beside grave in cemetery
    People along at cemetery
    Troops along with flags raised
    Woman laying flowers in front of row of graves as gun salute fired
    PAN across ceremony at cemetery, troops standing in line in background
    Background: On Memorial Day, 1921, four unknowns were exhumed from four World War I American cemeteries in France, one to be chosen to lay in The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1842BMBCL5GCI1HF1915TH7B3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1842BMBCL5GCI1HF1915TH7B3
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1921
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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