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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:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1920
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:14:00 / 01:14:58:00
    ON 218 G

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