Crowds listen to speeches by Allied Leaders at American Legion Convention in Kansas.
1914 - 1919 ?
Titles read: 'Diaz! Beatty! Jacques! Pershing! Foch! 300,000 men and women voice America's tribute as they cheer the great Allied war leaders, arriving in Kansas City for the American Legion Convention'.
United States of America.
Some of crowd of 300,000 cheer as leaders walk through. Shot of leaders ascending steps; toward camera. Pan over crowd. Shot looking down from high window (?) of parade of soldiers marching down street. MS leaders on platform or balcony. Same from rear diag & a few steps up. Looking over heads of crowd at soldiers marching down street; many with war decorations. Nice shot from high place at soldiers marching round corner; carrying large American flags.
Dedication ceremony of Liberty Memorial: pan over crowd; large flags of Allied nations held by soldiers in middle of crowd. Shot panning down from top of monument to base; where wreaths are held up by row of young girls; military leaders; government officials in FG. LS large monument - a big block with pillar on top; flags hang on sides of monument; other flags are hanging by wire above crowd.
Military leaders make speeches from atop the giant base; in front of the pillar. CUs of each leader speaking alternate with title frames of quotes. CUs: Belgian commander Jules Jacques; Italian General Armando Diaz; British Admiral David Beatty; USA's General John J. Pershing; France's Marshal Ferdinand Foch. Pan over the huge crowd; including photographer under dark cloth at left. MS leaders together at corner of monument base (like balcony). Heroes. World War One; celebrations.
Followed by a mix of various fragmented shots from World War One; all available on other tapes and catalogued elsewhere. Includes shots from above of crowds; French soldiers talking to civilians; Embassy bombing in Brazil; horse artillery; etc.