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    Collection of material from the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

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    Versailles, France - record a - material relating to the Treaty of Versailles.

    Much of the material contained in these items is repeated in the three Versailles items on tape *PM0192*. The Material appears to be in a random order.

    i) WS Doorway as delegates leave building. WS As delegate leaves and enters car. MCU Marshal Foch. WS. As cars pull up in front of building. WS Guards on steps outside building. WS Car pulls up Delegates start to enter building, another car pulls up and delegates enter. WS. Guards and delegates. WS. Photographers and Cameramen running to get pictures, the car leaves and another arrives. Cameramen with tripods run to get shots. A third car arrives cameras start to move to this. WS. Car in front of building and photographers. WS Guards and cameramen MLS. Delegates leaving building and entering car. MLS. Clemenceau? leaving building.

    MLS. Officers leaving building. MLS. Group of officers posing for the camera. MCU Officers as they chat and laugh. MCU Two officers chatting to people off screen. WS. Profile of group of officers chatting. WS. As officers emerge from building. MLS. Of group of officers forming a group shot for photograph. MS. Officers in position for group photograph. WS. Officers as they stand leave after group photograph. MS. Sculptor working on bust of Clemenceau?

    Item title reads: "Versailles - First Germans Arrive - Advance Party of enemy peace delegation arrive at "Hotel Des Reservoirs". WS of street outside Hotels. As Delegates make their way to the Hotel . WS. German delegates walk towards camera.
    Item title "The Historic Scene at Versailles - The German Delegates arrive and are conducted to the Hall of Mirrors".

    Various shots of Delegates arriving in the Hall and standing with the allied delegates.

    Intertitle - "The Signing" Intertitle - "The Big Four are seen to the left of the picture".

    Shots of delegates inside the hall. Pan to central table with signing taking place. Various shots of the guards in the gardens of the Palace. MS. Delegates entering by the main gate of the Palace. MS. Troops parading in front of the statue of Louis XIV in the courtyard of the Palace. GV. From the King's bedroom of the courtyard, looking towards the town of Versailles. Various shots of troops in the courtyard of the Palace. GV. Panning shot from the Hall of Mirrors of the lakes, and gardens of the Palace. Various GVs of the empty Hall of Mirrors. (The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28th June 1919).

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    2k, HD Cam
    Black & White
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    01:41:00:00 / 01:50:24:00
    G 577

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