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  • Short Summary

    Military display to mark the liberation of Alsace - Lorraine to France.

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    Liberation of Alsace - Lorraine. Strasbourg, France. 1918/1931

    Opens w/ title frame: 13 years after / France celebrates liberation & return of Alsace Lorraine with imposing military display. That would make it 1931. Soldiers marching up street. French Army generals standing at side of street watching; w/ crowd of civilians behind them. Nice shot of soldiers marching past shops and signs advertising Cointreau & Dubonnet liqueurs; etc. Continues w/ more shots of parade; various types of French military.

    Flashback w/ older film from World War One. Shot from above of soldiers marching down street; through huge crowds; streamers hang from lamp posts. Good shot of cheering civilians; women in white bonnets wave the tricolour flag or handkerchiefs while men behind them wave hats. Shot from above of rows of young women marching down street after soldiers. Armistice; war's aftermath;

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:42:00 / 01:37:48:00
    ON 347 B

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