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  • Short Summary

    Representatives of countries involved in the Great War sign Locarno Peace Pact in London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Locarno Peace Pact signed in London by representatives of Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland and Czechoslovakia. London.

    M/S as men and women emerge and walk down the steps, some wave up at a window. They gather on the steps, some are smoking. Photographers move them into position for a picture.

    Intertitle - '"all smiles!"'
    Intertitle - '"the gates of war are closed." (M. Briand).' M/S of the assembled group.
    Intertitle - 'Britishers cheer Germans! Dr. Luther and Herr Stresemann.' M/S of the two men getting out of their car. C/U profile as they bow and tip their hats. M/S of a woman and two men in a picture frame.

    Intertitle - 'M. Briand and French delegates.' M/S as they emerge from the building and walk down the steps.
    Intertitle - 'Dr. Luther and Herr Stresemann represent Germany.' M/S as they walk down the steps and stand at the bottom.
    Intertitle - 'The Italian delegates.' M/S of the delegates stood on the steps.
    Intertitle - 'M. Vandervelde and Belgian delegates.' They stand on the steps.
    Intertitle - 'the Pact signed! - second only in importance - in our time - to the Treaty of Versailles.' M/S of the delegates sat together in the room, the camera pans across them and back again as they talk and listen.

    M/S as the men emerge from the building. M/S of policemen helping a delegate out of a car. Various shots of the press waiting to get pictures. M/S of a mounted policeman pushing the crowds back. M/S as a car drives up, M/S of one delegate. Various shots as they emerge. Various shots of the delegates chatting informally. M/S of them posing together.
    Note: the cuts run from 01:50:28 to the end of the item. An orange tinted version exists.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:26:00 / 01:52:16:00
    G 1247

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