• Short Summary

    Polish General Gorecki meets ex-servicemen in Arras, France.

  • Description

    General Gorecki, the Polish war leader, visits gathering of ex-servicemen during visit to Arras.

    Full title reads: "Arras. 'Comrades of Great War,' still! General Gorecki of the Polish Army - during visit to see old battle line - presents Colours and reviews resident ex-service men of all the Allies."

    Arras, France.

    C/U military band march past. They are followed by ex-servicemen carrying flags of various Allied forces.

    Back view of large crowd gathered in square outside building in Arras (possibly Town Hall or something similar). Bells are being played on the soundtrack. Shot of the top of the tower on one of the buildings. Another shot of the crowd. A military band strikes up.

    Man (probably General Gorecki) walks forwards and present flag to soldier. Troops lined up and saluting. General Gorecki walking along line up of ex-servicemen shaking them by the hand.

    High angle shot over the crowd as the band play the French national anthem - the Marseilles. Shot of the front rank of the assembled men. C/U of faces of soldiers. C/U Saluting soldier standing near the band. Shot of the gathered dignitaries. C/U various flags and regimental colours.

    Pan across the top of the crowd as they give three cheers.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    665.12
    Media URN:
    4828
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:54:00 / 01:13:16:00
    Canister:
    32/18

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