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  • Short Summary

    President Albert Lebrun opens new canal in the region of Lorraine, recently returned to the French.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "'Vive La France' again in re-won Lorraine. President Lebrun opens new canal at Metz amidst scenes of almost indescribable patriotic fervour."

    Lorraine, France.

    Soldiers on horseback ride in front of car. Armed troops stand to attention on either side of the road. The car passes by carrying President Lebrun and another unidentified man.

    More shots of the car as crowds wave and cheer. Some hold umbrellas as the rain starts to fall.

    Albert Lebrun across ground.

    Shots of women in the traditional dress of the people of the Lorraine region. (This shot appears to be out of sequence).

    Lebrun lays a wreath of flowers at a memorial. Soldiers stand to attention around the memorial.

    A boat crosses weir on new canal at Metz. Closer shot of the launch as it moves by. Lebrun and other are on board. Lebrun and other look over plans. Unveiling of plaque to open the 'Canal Louis Mazerolle'. Shots of the launch as it enters a lock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    681.17
    Media URN:
    5114
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:20:00 / 01:25:53:00
    Canister:
    32/67

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