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  • Short Summary

    France's President Raymond Poincare visits troops on the Somme. France.

  • Description

    Poincare grants honours to troops at Somme. France.

    World War One; world leaders; politicians. France's President Raymond Poincare visits troops on the Somme. Along with General Joseph Joffre he bestows honours; decorations; conveys the country's thanks to those who fought. Shot of Poincare followed by Joffre and other officers; walking up road towards camera; and giving a salute; French soldiers on all sides. Same scene; shot from a bit farther and on side: Poincare; Joffre; etc. walk past row of soldiers all saluting; they stop; face soldiers away from camera. Closer shot; side view; Poincare gives a medal; then kisses the man on both cheeks; shakes hands. Another man; then Joffre; also shake hands. Heroes; honours.

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    Film ID:
    1858.25
    Media URN:
    71691
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:39:00 / 01:39:25:00
    Canister:
    ON 031 D

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