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  • Short Summary

    Inauguration of Gaston Doumergue as the new President of France.

  • Description

    Versailles, France.

    Title: "NEW FRENCH PRESIDENT. M. Gaston Doumergue elected on Friday 13th June - 13th Chamber of the 3rd French Republic".

    M/S of the gates to the Palace at Versaille, a crowd appear to have gathered in the grounds. M/S of crowds outside the Palace. M/S of a car coming through an archway, pan to show it driving past soldiers.

    M/S of the new President surrounded by very smartly dressed gentlemen - other politicians? The President steps forward from the group to have his photograph taken. C/U of Prime Minister, Edouard Herriot. M/S of Doumergue talking to a group of men before getting into his car. C/U of Doumergue posing for his photograph. C/U of Doumergue.

    M/S of two elderly men with beards. M/S of the President walking into the Palace, a young man with a movie camera scuttles after them, he is followed by a stream of dignitaries and other politicians. C/U of a man outside the Palace entrance wearing ceremonial robes. More shots of men entering the Palace. M/S of two men with moustaches posing outside the Palace, another man joins them and puts his arm around one man.

    More shots of the gates. More shots of the president's car driving under an arch. M/S of the president arriving. Panning shot across the Palace forecourt, lots of cars a parked in front, iris in. M/S of the President greeting men in military uniform. Various shots of men getting out of cars.

    M/S of the new President coming down the steps of the Palace and gets into a car. M/S of the President's car driving through the crowd lined streets.

    Note: for more similar images please refer to -THE PRICE OF FAME - in G 1096.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    344.17
    Media URN:
    23829
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:35:00 / 01:28:49:00
    Canister:
    G 1095

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