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  • Short Summary

    Crowds gather to hear President Wilson's reply to Germany's invasion of America's rights

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    Washington DC, United States of America

    Crowds in America wait for response to German submarine warfare / Wilson speaking. This is within the month before the USA actually declared war on Germany.

    [Original title frame (not seen here) read: "Crowds gather about the capitol awaiting President Wilson's reply to Germany's invasion of America's rights."]

    Shot of crowd in Washington; DC doing just that - pan to left showing a lot of men outside capitol. Cars speeding past people and into an arched entry in the building.

    Flash frame intertitle of Wilson's words, backwards: "I request that you authorise me to supply our merchant ships with defensive arms to protect our ships and our people."

    CU American President Woodrow Wilson speaking; bookcase in BG. As he speaks an American flag begins to appear superimposed on the screen; then Wilson's face fades and the flag is shown alone; fluttering in wind. Dramatic special effects!

    Speech; patriotism; U-boats; unrestricted submarine warfare. World War One; world leaders.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:58:00 / 01:38:41:00
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