• Short Summary

    Events of 1919 - celebrations of Armistice and negotiations at Versailles

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    Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.

    Reel 4.

    01:19:10 Shot from boat of captured German U-boat submarine in harbour at British seaside resort. People at looking over the vessel.

    01:19:24 Troops march with rifles reversed followed by military band. This is the funeral parade of nurse Edith Cavell. Coffin draped with Union Jack flag. Flowered wreath lifted onto top. High angle shot of coffin being carried into church.

    01:19:48 Colonial troops (probably Australians or New Zealanders) going onto troopship to return home. British prisoners of war returning. C/U British POWs drinking tea, one has a Union Jack on his hat. Carnival procession with decorated floats. Children's tea party. The women serving are in fancy dress. Man serving slices of meat from whole roasted oxen on a spit. Children waving as kilted military band march in, young girls walk by the soldiers. Scots troops give display, they recreate battle scenes in front of painted back drop.

    01:21:24 Wagon loads of troops arriving in London for Victory Parade. Troops marching in Victory Parade. Marshall Foch on horseback. French troops on horseback. King George V and Queen Mary take salute. Earl Haig and other officers (paperwork suggests Allenby, Wilson, French and Beatty) on horse back. British troops marching. General Pershing on horseback with other American officers. Japanese soldier on horseback holding Japanese flag, followed by Japanese troops. Other foreign troops in parade. Winston Churchill, in civvies, in front of King and Queen on stage. More troops marching through the crowd lined streets of London. Soldiers watch the parade from open top buses behind the lines of people. High angle shot of troops marching over Westminster Bridge. Pan up to show Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).

    01:23:16 The fountains of the Palace of Versailles, France. People gathered around fountains.

    01:23:22 Delegates at Peace conference look over map. Artist Sir William Orpen at work on official portraits of delegates at Versailles treaty negotiations. The Hall of Mirrors during the signing of the treaty. Lots of men shaking hands. Some in uniform, some in civvies. More shots of signatories. Delegates leaving Versailles. Crowds in courtyards of Versailles. Still - figure of peace surrounded by European flags.

    01:24:04 High angle shots of Italians marching through the streets of Fiume. Closer shots of Italians carrying flags. (The town on the Adriatic, once Austrian, the held by the League of Nations was captured by Italian poet-aviator Gabriele d'Annunzio and his followers in September).

    01:24:25 Pan from cliffs, artillery guns and fort of Heligioland smashed by explosions. Scuttled German naval vessels in harbour. German sailors. C/U various sailors.

    01:25:02 Delegates leaving Palace of Versailles. Lots of cameramen in foreground. Good shot over top of camera as cameraman loads film. C/U Delegates leaving by different exit. Military men leaving into car (Marshal Foch?). C/U ill looking Woodrow Wilson in car.

    01:25:51 Upper class people grouse shooting. Servant hands gun to his master after his first shot. Lots of people shooting.

    01:26:03 German Prisoners of War walking along. They look fairly dishevelled. Some are eating as they walk.

    01:26:22 End Titles & Credits:
    Time to Remember - Written and Produced by Peter Baylis, Associate Producer Lionel Hoare, Film research from the Associated British Pathe Library Harry Wynder Charles Chart, Recorded by George Newberry, Executive Producer Terry Ashwood.

    End of Reel 3 - N.B. These reel numbers relate to NEG. reels - Pathe's prints have been combined into 2 reels.

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