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  • Short Summary

    African-American soldier awarded medal at air base, soldiers march past and Joe Louis arrives.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - date and locations unclear or unknown.

    At US military base somewhere in Britain a US officer pins a medal on the tunic of an African-American soldier. Officers and soldiers stand on dais. Officer steps up to microphone to make a speech.

    Military band of African-American soldiers march past followed by soldiers. Officers salute from dais. Soldiers in tanks and on trucks follow - seem to be construction battalion judging by equipment on the trucks.

    Officers are driven across the base in a jeep.

    L/S of Flying Fortress taking off from an airfield.

    Several shots of American boxer Joe Louis in US army uniform stepping out of a plane and being surrounded by African-American soldiers. He chats to them then walk off with officers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1955.15
    Media URN:
    61650
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:10:00 / 01:56:40:00
    Canister:
    UN 845 D

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