• Short Summary

    Manufacture of sword presented to General Eisenhower.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Sword".

    London.

    L/S of Lord Mayor of London presenting General Dwight Eisenhower with a sword at the Guildhall in 1945.

    Acton, London.

    M/S of designer working on a new sword. Various processes in manufacture of sword. According to narrator, the process took more than a year, with Pathe filming each stage of production. C/U of 84 year old Tom Beasley of Wilkinsons, Britain's oldest swordsmith. More shots of sword being made and tested. C/U of inscription on Eisenhower's sword recording the Guildhall ceremony. C/U of hilt and scabbard decorations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1380.09
    Media URN:
    45159
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:58:00 / 01:17:38:00
    Canister:
    46/41

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