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  • Description

    French titles.

    French Prime Minister Raymond Poincare dedicates monument to the dead in Dunkirk; France; and proclaims the intention to occupy the Ruhr district until Germany has made the overdue reparations payment.

    Opens with shot of spectators crowded behind rope alongside street. Parade in progress: veterans marching; carrying flags (also a few boys; maybe sons of soldiers killed in the war). Poincare & President Alexandre Millerand; Marshal Ferdinand Foch & other notables. Wide shot crowd in foreground of gigantic monument of dark stone with huge Tricolour hanging over centre section; the flag drops revealing white arch-shaped wall with smaller arch cut into the lower part.

    CU Millerand & Poincare in front of crowd. Shot looking over soldiers' hats; then flags; with glimpse between flags of Poincare in background speaking. MS same: Poincare at podium; making speech. Various crowd shots and shots of French soldiers & sailors marching past monument. People place flowers on monument.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:42:00 / 01:25:26:00
    ON 491 C
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    ON 491 C
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    Religion & Politics
    Occupation of the Ruhr Pre-WW2 Dunkirk (Ep.1) Reparations Ferdinand Foch President Poincare
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