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    Nice film showing a visit to Britain by Georges Clemenceau and French Military men.

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    World War One; aftermath; armistice celebrations.

    "Salute a Foch et Clemenceau."

    State visit to Britain in December 1918 by France's premier Georges Clemenceau; Le Tigre. With the premier a group of French military bigwigs incl. General Ferdinand Foch; commander in chief of allied forces in France during the last part of the war; and General Henri Petain; Defender of Verdun; Commander in Charge of French Army under Foch.

    Opens with arrival at Dover: French warship approaching. Looking down at Foch; Clemenceau; group of other military & political Frenchmen; on ship's deck. Shot of Petain between 2 men; British Army & Navy officers. Some British military men saluting. CU Foch & Petain talking; Clemenceau & British officer in BG. They all walk toward camera. Inspection of British troops by group w/ Foch & Clemenceau in the lead; British officers; Petain following. Then; title: "London's glorious Welcome". Visitors ride in open coaches through gate. Next; C. & F. walk through park; salute as they pass camera. CU Clemenceau; indoors speaking to cam.; pan showing man with white beard on right. Shot from high above of Vive La France spelled out by many sailors in white uniforms. They wave at the camera - very cute. Title re. departure. Looking down as they get into cars. Driving down street. Visitors on ship. Then; ECU's written messages to England from C. & F.; followed by translations. Shot of ship moving away; w/ visitors on deck. International relations.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:56:00 / 01:27:58:00
    ON 241 F

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