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  • Short Summary

    Australian war veterans, American Legion & blind ex-servicemen at tomb of Unknown Warrior.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Australian war veterans accompanied American Legion and French blind ex-servicemen to the Arc de Triomphe. Among them was an ex-serviceman of the allied debarquement in Gallipoli 1916.

    MS. Towards ex-servicemen carrying flags marching towards Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and the everlasting flame in foreground MS. Veteran holding huge wreath ready to place on the tomb & MS. MS. Two wreaths are laid simultaneously on the tomb. MS. Flags are dipped over the tomb as ex-servicemen stand around. MS. Ex-servicemen, some of them blind. & MS. CU. French military officer saluting the tomb. CU. Two blind veterans (2 shots) CU. More veterans - blind. (3 shots) MS. Elevated shot of the scene with spectators grouped around. MS. Ex-servicemen lined up. MS. Veterans standing to attention MS. Men of the American Legion standing to attention. CU. Blind veteran. CU. American Legion men. SCU. Blind veterans pan down to small boy who hides away from camera behind veteran's leg. MS. Angle shot veterans holding flags MS. Veteran signing the 'Golden Book' while others watch. SCU. Another signing the book. CU. Hand signing. MS. Veterans walking away from the tomb. SCU. Corner view of the Arc De Triomphe (Quite a useful shot as nothing else appears in this scene.)

    (Mute. Dupe Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:10:00 / 01:13:10:00
    UN 2162 D

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