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  • Short Summary

    Footage of mothers of American soldiers visiting Paris, France.

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    Negro mothers drive in Paris. France.

    A group of mothers of African-American soldiers visit France in the 1920's. No other info. Film of the women arriving at a railroad station in Paris. They walk along platform; accompanied by a few white Army officers. Next; the mothers and officers in front of building; an all black brass band plays; some Frenchmen stand watching in BG . The musicians are wearing stylish civilian suits.

    The mothers carry American flags and wear military decorations. Shots panning on the group of women. Then various CU's of the band- -some great shots of men playing saxophone; tuba; drums; trombone; trumpet; etc. CU African-American officer. CU pans on the crowd of women and men; now not all playing instruments; all smiling; waving enthusiastically. Group pose; w/ a little boy in front row. World War One veterans? Family.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:54:00 / 01:46:50:00
    ON 337 A

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