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  • Short Summary

    Former US President Theodore Roosevelt visits army camp as America prepares for war.

  • Description

    American Ranks Swelling.

    United States of America.

    USA prepares to enter First World War. First CU former President and military hero Theodore Roosevelt; standing in a tent with US Army men; and an elderly man whose back is turned. Roosevelt is speaking. Meanwhile a woman crouches behind them at edge of tent; then ducks under the tent to exit. A boy then is crouching outside looking in.

    CU soldiers behind large field guns; 2 manning the gun; as another grabs a shell and loads it. Weapons. GV row of field guns; w/ teams of soldiers; at Army training camp; officer stands w/ arm raised; waiting to signal. LS pan across field; with aeroplane hangars across it. Row of aeroplanes; with men ready to spin propellers to start them.

    US Navy Sailors marching at camp; tents in BG. DS troops lined up on sides of curved road at military camp; as car drives through; snow on ground. Same scene; w/ march in progress. Entrance of office at Army camp? Guards hold flags: USA Stars & Stripes; and another; military flag.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:32:00 / 01:53:56:00
    ON 135 O

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