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  • Short Summary

    General Michel Maunoury, blinded in World War One, attends dedication ceremony. Chartres.

  • Description

    French Army General Michel Maunoury; badly wounded (left blind) at Soissons in March 1915; takes part in dedication ceremony for a war memorial at Chartres in 1919.

    France.

    Shot of French military and government VIPs walking down decorated street; General Maunoury is assisted by President of the Chamber of Deputies Paul Deschanel (later President of France). Another man escorts General Maunoury to platform past photographers. MS the 2 men on platform. MS Maunoury seated in tent; chatting with another General.

    MS General Maurice Sarrail and others standing in park. MS Maunoury, helped by some officers, presenting medal to elderly man and making a little speech. Then he kisses him on the cheeks. An officer shakes hands with Maunoury. MS Maunoury in civilian clothing posing with his wife (?) and a younger General (not certain who - possibly Nivelle??) in front of sign (translated: Union of Men Blinded in the War).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2468.09
    Media URN:
    77257
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1919
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:11:00 / 01:08:46:00
    Canister:
    ON 436 O

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