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    British, French and Italians celebrate America's 142nd Independence day

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    Liberty Day. USA.

    4th of July; 1918; New York. Opens with title frame; then iris out to shot of army band marching toward camera. Scottish bagpipe players in kilts in parade; also drummers. Truck with flatbed drives slowly toward cam. Carrying air plane. Then a shot looking up at the sky; with air planes flying high above; on left a corner of building with us flag. : Star-shaped matte through which we see a MS of more marching soldiers in straight lines. Great shot of a ship launching. The ship is sliding away; and as it goes a bunch of boys run after it on the track etc. Some of the young juvenile delinquents climbing on the scaffolding. Shot from side; panning on ship as it slides off into water with a splash. Aerial shot of one of those living pictures; panning down. This one might be part of an American eagle symbol.

    Independence day; patriotism; Holidays; parades; celebrations.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:06:00 / 01:39:21:00
    ON 101 I

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  1. patriciamillerbooks says

    The Living Formation at the end of the clip is of the Liberty Bell. This formation was done at Camp Dix, NJ, in June of 1918 by Arthur S. Mole who was a British-born American.

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