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  • Short Summary

    American Labor [sic] Leader Samuel Gompers visits US troops in Italy, 1918.

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    United States of America Labour (Labor) Leader & AFL (American Federation of Labor) founder Samuel Gompers visits American soldiers in Italy, 1918.

    Shot of US soldier posing with flag; strip along flag's border says it is 'Donated by Young Italy Inc. of New York to 15th Div. of USA on Italian Front'. US soldiers march through arch in Italy.

    Gompers arriving with group of Americans and Italians. Gompers meets soldiers; by some sort of shelter built out of sticks. Gompers poses in helmet at the front, holding gas mask.

    Unidentified man poses in office, looking out of window and talking on candlestick telephone. We see the same man sitting at a desk, looking at papers and making notes.

    Government representatives; gifts.

    Gompers was appointed to the Council of National Defense [sic] during World War One.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:30:00 / 01:56:22:00
    ON 253 D

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  1. charlescornwallis says

    The \"unidentified man\" posing in office is clearly president Wilson

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