Footage of the French gratitude train starting journey across the USA.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
Gratitude train starts US journey.
CU Station name board - 'Trenton'. MS Pan from people waiting on platform to the train. CU Notice on side of truck - 'Boxcar used in 1st World War presented by the French National Railroads to the state of New Jersey'. MS The train, filled with gifts from France. starting on its tour. MS Tracking shot of station crowded with people as train passes. MS Back view of train pulling into Philadelphia. CU Pan along side of truck covered with symbols. MS. Band and spectators greeting train at Philadelphia station. CU Notice welcoming train. CU French representative shaking hands with others.
CU Notice on wagon. `Boxcar used in 1st world war presented by the French National Railroads to Philadelphia station. MS Crowds at station MS Back view of train pulling out of Philadelphia leaving one coach behind. CU Wagon left behind. MS Train passing spectators standing by line in snow. CU Station's name - Wilmington'. LS Arrival of train at Arlington. CU Another notice on wagon `Boxcar used in 1st World War presented by the French National Railroads to the state of New Jersey. LS Spectators. LS Wagons. MS Train arriving at Baltimore showing police and crowd welcoming it. MS Spectators clapping LS Railway and wagons in siding. CU wagon covered with symbols.
LS General view of ceremony in cemetery at Arlington. MS Guard of Honour. Perry Brown - National Commander. CU American legion men putting the flame from the tomb of France's unknown soldier into ground. MS The American veteran saluting. CU The American veteran saluting. LS American legion and spectators. MS Senator Arthur Vandenburg speaking. CU This is a significant and eloquent moment in the relationship between the people of France and the People of the United States. It dramatises heart as well as hand across the sea. LS Spectators clapping. MS Senator Alben Barkley speaking.
Cataloguer's note: American newsreel item.
Cataloguer's note: Spelling Variations - Vandenburg or Vandenberg