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  • Short Summary

    General Pershing lays the American Congressional Medal at the Unknown Warrior's Tomb in London.

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    Item title reads - Two nations united, by a tomb. General Pershing lays Congressional Medal, "America's V.C." , on Unknown Warrior's Grave. London.

    Clergymen walk through the streets followed by Army officers, soldiers line the side of the road. General Pershing and other dignitaries shake hands with a clergyman. The General stands in the carriage and salutes. They sit down and drive off.

    Intertitle - 'At the Cenotaph' - He carries a huge wreath and places it on, others salute.

    We then see footage of a funeral, with a horse drawn bier and a coffin draped with a Union Jack. Military personnel line the streets. King George V, Prince Edward and Prince Albert stand and pay their respects. The coffin is taken off the bier and carried into a church.

    Note: the funeral scene does not seem to be related to General Pershing laying the Congressional Medal, the scene may be from a different item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:42:00 / 01:03:58:00
    G 817

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