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  • Short Summary

    General John J. Pershing of the USA arrives in England, May 1917.

  • Description

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    General John J. Pershing of the USA arrives in England; May 1917; in preparation for American troops entering the war. Opens with shot panning along lower deck of his ship as it lands in Liverpool.

    Camera stops on Pershing; shaking hands with British officer coming on board. CU same; with Mayor of Liverpool also present. Shot of people coming down steps: along with Pershing and several other officers; the Mayor and a few civilians of importance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1876.21
    Media URN:
    72128
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:23:00 / 01:19:04:00
    Canister:
    ON 050 E

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Pershing of the USA arrives in England; May 1917" - his voyage from New York had begun in May, but the date of arrival in Liverpool was either 8 or 9 June 1917.

    "Mayor of Liverpool" - that looks likely to be Max Muspratt.

    "John J Perishing" in the tags should read John J Pershing.

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