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    French Premier Georges Clemenceau during WW1.

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    Shots of French Premier Georges Clemenceau during World War One, France.

    Clemenceau walking with group of military & civilian leaders including General Weygandt. Clemenceau visiting US army camp: Clemenceau with French Generals including General Petain (Marshal Petain) & other officers. Clemenceau walks through camp. Clemenceau meeting soldiers. Clemenceau meets 2 heroic British soldiers. Clemenceau meets American soldiers. Clemenceau talking to British soldiers while General Rawlinson watches.

    Clemenceau kisses girl who has given him a bouquet. Cars drive by on street of provincial town, women & children watch. Clemenceau enthusiastically greets men - maybe local officials. Clemenceau and elderly man throw their arms round each other and kiss on both cheeks like long lost friends. Another girl gives bouquets kisses Petain & Clemenceau.

    Clemenceau with entourage of French army officers, they stroll through town near the front. They approach crowd on steps (children in front, soldiers at left). MS Clemenceau talking to & kissing children in traditional costumes girls (possibly from Alsace).

    Military decorations taking place at army headquarters or school, soldiers are lined up along edges of courtyard. French President Raymond Poincare & Clemenceau stand in centre. Poincare steps forward & pins medal on Petain? (Film rather grainy - unclear.) Much congratulations & handshaking. Poincare & Clemenceau kiss each other.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:25:02:00 / 01:28:51:00
    ON 428 J

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