• Short Summary

    Peace treaties are signed, Nice Carnival and American soldiers who stole jewels.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wide Wide World".

    Meeting at the Quai D'Orsay, Paris, France to sign peace treaties with Italy, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland.

    LS General view of the delegates seated round the conference table with name plates denoting their country, in front of them. People there include George Bidault, French Foreign Minister, Alfred Duff Cooper, British Ambassador in Paris, Indian Delegate Samuel Rungahan, Italian delegate Marchese di Sorogna and Jefferson Caffery from the USA. Shots of various delegates signing. CU of treaty signed by Ernest Bevin, James Byrnes and Vyacheslav Molotov.

    Nice, South of France. Nice Carnival.

    LS the seafront at Nice from hills above. Various shots of the parade which includes people grotesquely masked. There are large characatures and decorated floats.

    United States of America (USA). Two American colonels are convicted of smuggling jewellery and precious stones from Germany and Japan.

    CU Colonel James Durrant who stole jewellery from Germany. MS of table covered with the jewels of the Royal House of Hesse in Germany which he stole. CU of various pieces.

    MS NCU Colonel Edward Murray, who smuggled precious stones from Japan. CU the Colonel's left shoulder showing his badge of rank, medal ribbons and army patch. Various shots of some of the jewels and precious stones he stole. VS of beautiful diamonds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1175.12
    Media URN:
    40527
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:29:00 / 01:27:43:00
    Canister:
    47/15

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