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  • Short Summary

    French troops enter Strasbourg, 1918.

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    French troops reviewed by General Gourard. Strasbourg, France.

    French troops reviewed by General Gourard as they enter the famous City. French soldiers march down street; crowds on either side; even standing in the windows of building. A full marching band of French poilus leads. A few men on horseback. Some men at the front of the crowd raise their hats; as in a cheer. Soldiers marching with what looks like spears; Fashion note:

    DS crowd; including women with rather elaborate head-dresses; like huge bows -- almost like wings on their heads. A group of these women start to walk away. Surrender; victory. Strasbourg had a varied history: in 1871 it was ceded to Germany; prior to that it had been ruled by France since the 1600s; before that a free imperial city since the 1200s; when it emerged from the Holy Roman Empire.

    World War One; Armistice.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:23:44:00 / 01:24:38:00
    ON 113 H

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