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  • Short Summary

    British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour and French General Joseph Joffre on official visit to United States.

  • Description

    Paperwork reads - 'America's illustrious guests - Mr Balfour and Marshal Joffre'.

    Washington, United States of America.

    MS 6 men (including Balfour?) getting into car parked in front of pillared building with crowd of uniformed guards etc. MS as car drives off to right. Tracking shot going past mass of young girls; most with dark complexions; who are waving American flags of all sizes; lone girl in front row waves a large Union Jack.

    All the girls wear white blouses and dark wide ties. (One possibility is that these girls are members of a Jewish girls' organisation and are cheering Balfour's recent {1917} pledge of British support for a Jewish nation state in Palestine).

    MS of the visiting contingent walking towards camera across huge lawn; with Joffre in middle of front row. Masses of soldiers stand to attention on right. MS of the soldiers marching in long lines with big spaces between; Washington Monument behind trees in background.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1866.48
    Media URN:
    71831
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:34:00 / 01:49:29:00
    Canister:
    ON 047 M

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