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  • Short Summary

    Good story of troops marching through New York and soldiers at Pelham Bay Camp.

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    Titles read: 'New York. The Call of Humanity - The American Red Cross launches 100,000,000 dollars campaign.'

    United States of America.

    World War One. DS from high up: parade going down street in New York City; Red Cross banner over street. Closer shot of nurses parading; walking toward camera. Next; a row of bigwigs walk together; including President Woodrow Wilson in the middle. More nurses march in formation of a cross.

    Special effect! The film is seen through the shape of a cross; another view of parade; with big French flag in FG on side of street. Pan to right as nurses march down street; crowd in FG. Full screen again: masses of people nearly fill the screen; both spectators and marching soldiers. CU marines marching. DS soldiers approach; then turn right; USA flag carried.

    Title: 'We Are Hurrying'; with flag waving in BG. Next looking down long row of soldiers in a field; with tents at their sides and equipment spread before them. They suddenly begin to dismantle tents; pack supplies. CU soldier arranging clothing and toiletries on blanket to fold up in his pack. Soldiers carrying large bags on their backs.

    Title with flag; 'Pelham Bay Camp - 5,000 Naval Reserves form Allied Emblem of Freedom'. DS of people lined up in formation of something - can't make out what it is though. - dove? Pan over the men in white & dark uniforms; standing in shape of wings and shield. Another view; sailors break up picture. Title: 'President Wilson's Message. "Let us pray to 'Almighty God... that He will give victory to our Armies fighting for freedom."' CU Wilson.

    Good story but footage is pretty poor quality.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:17:00 / 01:45:39:00
    ON 098 F

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  1. patriciamillerbooks says

    The Pelham Bay Camp section was taken in May of 1918. The formation was the "Living Allied Flags." This formation was made and photographed by Arthur S. Mole - a British-born American.

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