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    Allied Generals at dedication of Liberty Memorial. USA (?).

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    Allied Generals at ceremony. Location of events unknown / unclear, possibly United States of America.

    MS crowd; car procession coming down street at left; military bigwigs etc. walking from car through opening in crowd. MS Generals walking up steps. Present for the dedication of Liberty Memorial are Generals Jules Jacques of Belgium; Armando Diaz of Italy; Ferdinand Foch of France (Allied Supreme Commander in 1918), John J. Pershing of the US and Britain's Admiral David Beatty. MS Generals; with other military officers and VIP civilians ascend; crowd in background below. Shot panning over huge crowd; with flagpoles in background; flying flags of the Allied countries.

    Flash title frame re: American Manhood etc. MS from high roof or window of parade going down street. Pan on crowd - a few women wave handkerchiefs. Another shot looking over some of crowd with USA soldiers marching past. MS soldiers carrying US & other flags march round curve. Flash title frame re: martyred heroes; etc. Pan over crowd; soldiers with flags standing close together. MS The Liberty Memorial - shot of top; pan down to base of the monument with group of people around it. Young girl putting wreaths on. Pulled back shot of memorial; with flags and wreaths hung on it; the large monument is next to steps up to balcony. Finally shot of the 5 military leaders at corner of balcony.

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    Film ID:
    2342.06
    Media URN:
    75188
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:14:00 / 01:14:58:00
    Canister:
    ON 218 G

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  1. srsturgeon1957 says

    This is the dedication ceremony for the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri USA. I've read it was the only time that Pershing, Foch, Beatty, Jacques and Diaz were ever in the same place. The Liberty Memorial later was expanded and now houses the National World War One museum.

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