• Short Summary

    France decorates British war chiefs.
    Winston Churchill, on second visit to France, sees General Gamelin?

  • Description

    Western Front, France

    Gen. view car arrives
    Semi view Winston Churchill out of car & shakes hands
    Semi view Randolph Churchill shaking hands
    Long view W. Churchill in yachting cap inspecting RAF
    Semi view Churchill inspecting RAF
    Long view, semi view, waking shot of Churchill inspecting RAF men
    Semi view Air Chief Barratt out of building. Full CU Air Chief Barratt
    Ironside & Gort Receive Grand Cross of Legion of Honour
    Top view pan General past French & English guards lined up
    Semi view W. Churchill pan down to Gort, Ironside & Gamelin
    CU Winston Churchill looking on
    Semi view Gamelin taps each shoulder of Ironside with sword & presents Legion of Honour Semi top view Gamelin putting sash on Ironside & kissing him on both cheeks
    Semi view Churchill looks on
    Semi view pinning Cross on Gor
    Semi top view Gamelin putting on sash & kissing Gort on both cheeks
    Top view of French Zouaves marching past Generals
    Semi view Generals Ironside, Gamelin, Georges & Gort
    Top view Welsh guards past Generals
    Full CU Gort pan down to Cross on tunic
    Semi view Lord Gort
    CU Cross pan up to Full CU Ironside
    Semi view W. Churchill talking to Georges
    CU Gamelin pan to Churchill.

    Good Scenes

    Semi view General posing
    L-R Ironside, Churchill, Gamelin, Gort & Georges
    Semi view Churchill, Gamelin, Gort - pan to Ironside

    Good Scenes

    Semi CU Georges, Churchill & Gamelin pan to Gort
    CU Gort talking to Gamelin pan to CU Gort
    Full CU Gort talking
    CU Gort talking pan to Georges
    CU Gort pan down to decoration
    Semi view Georges, Churchill, Gamelin & Gort
    Full CU Ironside
    Semi view Churchill & Ironside,.pan Churchill smiling
    Full CU General
    Semi view Churchill & Ironside smiling, Churchill waving arms about
    Semi view pan Churchill & Ironside turn & walk away
    Semi view pan Ironside, Churchill, Gamelin & Gort posing
    Semi view Gort & Gamelin out of building & walk to Churchill
    Semi view Churchill & Randolph, Churchill puts on trilby & puts cigar in mouth
    Full CU Barratt

    Personalities - Politicians; Personalities - Armed Forces; Military - Ceremonial; Ceremonies - Decorations; Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Gort, 6th Viscount Gort (1886-1946), William Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880-1959), Maurice Gustave Gamelin (1872-1958)
    Background: France decorates British war chiefs.
    Winston Churchill, on second visit to France, sees General Gamelin decorate Lord Gort and General Ironside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEYAHWMDRGUJJO609XGP8QZ537
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYAHWMDRGUJJO609XGP8QZ537
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1940
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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