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  • Short Summary

    Former French Premier Georges Clemenceau visits America shortly after his retirement.

  • Description

    Former French premier Georges Clemenceau visits various sites in the United States of America on a trip in 1921; shortly after his retirement.

    Clemenceau & party at rail of ship. CU Clemenceau & Colonel EM House. C. & party walk toward camera. C. waving from car. Arriving somewhere & walking past line of military & government VIPs. C. meeting soldiers. Climbing hill; to visit grave of ex-president Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. Laying wreath; with elderly woman. Stands by grave for some time

    Great Pathe News promo / advertisement with drawings of cockerels and words "Sees All - Knows All. Issued Twice A Week For Twenty Million Readers". (Flash frame.)

    C. visits ex-President Abraham Lincoln's grave - nice shot panning down monument at grave. CU C. speaking at grave. Parade in St. Louis, Missouri, riding in car through street. C. speaking from back of observation car on train to large crowd in Dayton, Ohio. Nice tracking shot of cheering crowd; shot from train as it pulls away. Cute shot of C. riding on back of the train car as train travels through rural area; CU C. on train. Arriving at White House to see President Warren Harding. Visiting Lincoln Memorial (very new at this time; temporary railings etc.). At tomb of American Unknown Soldier.

    Clemenceau; called Le Tigre- -the tiger - is a charming, elderly (age 81) pudgy Frenchman with famous big white drooping moustache; the symbol of France to French & non-French alike.

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    Film ID:
    2362.05
    Media URN:
    75911
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1921
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:46:00 / 01:12:27:00
    Canister:
    ON 251 M

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