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    Various shots French General Noel de Curisres de Castelnau.

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    French Army General Noel de Curisres de Castelnau in various locations and at various military occasions.

    Brief shot Castelnau in ceremonial full dress uniform. MS General de Castelnau in more ordinary military uniform. Castelnau standing in field, looking at camera and speaking.

    Pan on crowd seated at some ceremonial event, mix of civilians and military. MS panning on de Castelnau & a few other men in civilian dress (including one who looks like British General Rawlinson), crowd in background.

    CU de Castelnau at wedding (for his son / daughter?) Bride and groom (a French Army officer) walk toward camera & pose. CU same, groom grins. MS Castelnau with 2 ladies, middle-aged & elderly. People outside church, carriage drives away.

    Castelnau poses in yard, a few civilians (perhaps family members) behind him. Shots of Castelnau with General Joffre and other officers. CU de Castelnau saluting from doorway. Castelnau exits building and makes goodbyes. He & General Weygandt get into car. Castelnau at giving speech in front of officials' seating area. CU Castelnau.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:45:00 / 01:11:49:00
    ON 427 A

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  1. Paolino_a says

    This is my great grand-father. His correct name is Edouard de Curières (incorrectly spelt in the commentary) de Castelnau.
    The wedding he is attending is the wedding of his son Michel, my grand-father, and his wife Christiane, in December 1919 (I think). Michel was also in the army and was a Lieutenant when he married my grand-mother. He was the General's 6th child, out of a family of 12.

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