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  • Short Summary

    The Lord mayor of London visits Verdun in France and lays wreath on war memorial.

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    Item title reads - London's "adopted town". Lord mayor of London pays official visit on 9th anniversary of Great Battle. Verdun, France. BLADES, COLONEL SIR ROWLAND

    L/S as the Lord mayor salutes and walks along with dignitaries, people stand at the side. L/S as he carries a wreath and lays it on the memorial helped by another man, another floral tribute is brought and placed as the mayor backs away and salutes. L/S of troops walking past rows of crosses.

    Intertitle - 'At Fort Douaumont and the "Trench of Bayonets" of imperishable fame.' M/S of a man pointing out something to the mayor. Various shots as they walk around Fort Douaumont. M/S of people in the Fort.

    Intertitle - 'Young France reaffirms - "they shall never pass".' L/S as men in trousers and bare chests walk along with one arm raised. M/S of the mayor with another man, possibly President Doumergue, they watch the parade pass.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:20:00 / 01:11:44:00
    G 1203

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