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    Hotch Potch of material from the Versailles conference with signing of the treaty. Includes scenes of the Palace grounds and inside the Hall Of Mirrors as the conference is in progress.

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    Item title reads: "The Big Four - Lloyd-George, Orlando,Clemenceau, Wilson! First group picture of the great diplomats who guided the work of Peace conference to a successful end."

    Versailles, France. - Material about the Signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

    1.WS. David Lloyd-George, Orlando, Clemenceau, Woodrow Wilson out of doorway and stand on steps 2.MLS. Painter at work on portraits 2a.MCU. Artist with palette.
    3.Intertitle "Paris, France - The historic day at Versailles! First pictures showing the German Allied representatives assembling for the presentation of the peace terms". 4.WS Street with guards outside gates. 5.MS Delegates arrive in cars. Guard salutes as they enter building. 6.MS. Delegates leave car and entering building. 7.MS Car arriving and delegates.
    8.Intertitle: "Britain's great leader - Premier Lloyd-George!" 9.MS. Lloyd George makes his way up steps raising his bowler hat. 10.MS delegates leave car and enter building.
    11.Intertitle: "Marshal Foch, who brought Germany "to terms", reviews the guard of honour on his way to the conference" 12.MLS Marshal Ferdinand Foch inspecting guard of honour. 13.MS American President Wilson's car arrives. He removes top hat and shakes hands. 14.Repeat
    Intertitle shot 3: Repeat shot 4.
    15.Intertitle: "Versailles, France signing the Peace Treaty - for the first time in history has such a momentous event been recorded for posterity through the medium of motion pictures" 16.WS High Angle. Palace at Versailles line of delegates cars arrive through the gates passing large crowds 17.WS Pan car to see line of delegates cars outside Palace. 18.WS Fountains at Versailles. 19.WS Fountains with crowds. 20.WS Fountains and gardens 21.WS Interior of Palace filled with delegates. 22.WS with delegates seated at table. 23.WS Of Hall as before.
    24. Intertitle: "Signing the Treaty -- one by one delegates advance to the centre of the room to sign the historic document." 25.WS Delegates and treaty being signed.
    26. Intertitle: "Their work is done!" 27.WS as delegates leave the building Clemenceau, American President Woodrow Wilson, Orlando and David Lloyd-George in a line followed by other delegates. 28.WS Towards Palace now full of crowds.
    28a. Intertitle: decorative Intertitle with flags of nations with "Pax" beneath are possibly portraits of main delegates. 29.WS Hall with delegates. 30.WS Delegates straining to watch the proceedings 31.WS closer on main proceedings 32.WS Delegates in hall. 33.WS Hall including ceiling. Repeat shots 32 & 33. 34.MLS Delegates moving round hall. Repeat shots 3-7. 35.WS Doorway as delegates leave building. 36.WS As delegate leaves and enters car 37.MCU Officer. 38.WS. As cars pull up in front of building. 39.WS Guards on steps outside building. 40.WS Car pulls up Delegates start to enter building, another car pulls up and delegates enter. 41.WS. Guards and delegates 42.WS. Photographers and Cameramen running to get pictures, a car leaves and another arrives, Cameramen with tripods run to get shots. A third car arrives cameras start to move to this. 43.WS. Car in front of building and photographers 44.WS Guards and cameramen. 45.MLS. Delegates leaving building, officer stands and lights cigarette then moves and enters car. 46.MLS. Clemenceau? leaving building. 47.MLS. British Officers leaving building. 48.MLS. Group of officers chatting posing for the camera. 49.MCU. Officers as they chat and laugh. 50.MCU. Two officers chatting to people off screen. 51.WS. Profile of group of officers chatting. 52.WS. As officers emerge from building. 53.MLS. Group of officers forming a group shot for photograph. 54.MS. Officers in position for group photograph. 55.WS. Officers as they stand leave after group photograph 56.MS. Sculptor working on bust of Clemenceau? 57. WS Versailles Palace pan to view of bust sculptures on building wall. 58.WS. Versailles Courtyard view over cobbles stones towards Palace.
    59.Intertitle - "The Big Four are seen to the left of the picture" 60.WS. Delegates moving around inside the hall camera pans. 61.Intertitle - "The Signing". 62.WS. Pan to central table with signing taking place. 63.WS. Group of officers at table studying a map others arrive into the shot. 63a.Intertitle: "France - Where peace will be signed - The Historic Palace of Versailles where Germans will sign the final peace treaty" 64.WS. Palace of Versailles seen from gardens with a statue in the foreground slow camera pan. 65.WS. Of Palace with a crowd more people cross through the shot. 66. Palace of Versailles crowd watching a fountain turn and move towards the camera. 67.WS. Through gates towards Palace of Versailles. 68.LS. Statue in Versailles courtyard with cannons beneath it. 69.LS as before group of Soldiers in Turbans arrive in shot and form group for camera. 70. WS High Angle similar to 57. 71.WS. Across cobbled Palace courtyard as soldiers walk towards camera. 72.WS. As Before couple then Soldier. Repeat shot 57 & 58 73.WS High Angle slow pan across Palace Gardens with ponds. Repeat shot 57-62.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:00:02:00 / 01:20:02:00
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