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    The fourth anniversary of the Armistice, Compiegne and Paris, France.

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    Memorial unveiled to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Armistice which marked the end of "The Great War" (First World War). Compiegne Forest and Paris, France.

    Full titles read: "IN COMPIEGNE FOREST - THE FALLEN EAGLE - Earl Haig & Admiral Lord Wemyss at solemn ceremony on exact spot where the Armistice was signed."

    L/S of large stone slab commemorating Marshall Foch. L/S of large memorial being unveiled to watching crowds. L/S of the memorial of the "Fallen Eagle". L/S of Earl Haig and Admiral Wemyss looking up at the memorial. Group shot of people (many look like they could be war veterans) singing. L/S of Haig giving speech.

    Intertitle reads: "Allies unite at Unknown French Warrior's Tomb in the Arc de Triomphe in Paris."

    Good L/S of the Arc de Triomphe with people crowded in a circle around it. High angled shot of long procession walking towards Arc de Triomphe. L/S of floral wreaths. L/S's of soldiers standing in line holding large flags.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:36:00 / 01:10:37:00
    G 929

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