• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED-AND-FIFTY-YEARS AGO, NAPOLEON ESCAPED FROM THE ISLE OF ELBA, LANDING ON FRENCH SOIL AT GOLFE-JUAN, ON MARCH 1ST, 1915.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWD
    0.05

    2.
    CU FLAG
    0.08

    3.
    SV SOLDIERS ARRIVE AT QUAYSIDE
    0.15

    4.
    LV NAPOLEON ARRIVES IN BOAT
    0.22

    5.
    LV NAPOLEON IN BOAT
    0.28

    6.
    SV NAPOLEON WITH SOLDIERS (2 SHOTS)
    0.36

    7.
    CU NAPOLEON
    0.40

    8.
    SV SOLDIERS IN PARADE
    0.48

    9.
    CU NAPOLEON ON DAIS
    0.50

    10.
    SV TROOPS
    1.1

    11.
    CU NAPOLEON SPEAKS TO CROWD
    1.7

    12.
    SV CROWD
    1.10

    13.
    SV SOLDIERS CHEER
    1.14



    Initials JRG/S/AW/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE HUNDRED-AND-FIFTY-YEARS AGO, NAPOLEON ESCAPED FROM THE ISLE OF ELBA, LANDING ON FRENCH SOIL AT GOLFE-JUAN, ON MARCH 1ST, 1915.TODAY (SUNDAY) ANNIVERSARY CEREMONIES WERE CELEBRATED THERE, AS WELL AS IN AJACCIO, THE CHIEF TOWN OF CORSICA WHERE HE WAS BORN.

    STEPPING ASHORE, NAPOLEON PLAYED BY AN ACTOR, RECALLED THE GLORIES AND HUMILIATIONS OF THE GRAND ARMY AT AUSTERLITZ AND MOSCOW.HIS RETURN WAS HERALDED BY THE MUNICIPAL BAND OF AJACCIO, AND BY MUSICIANS OF THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION STATIONED IN CORSICA.

    (NAPOLEON BONAPARTE ON HIS RETURN TO FRANCE GATHERED HIS OLD ARMIES ABOUT HIM AND WENT FORTH TO MEET THE ENGLISH AND PRUSSIANS.HE WAS FINALLY DEFEATED AT WATERLOO ON 18 JUNE 1815 AND DIED IN CAPTIVITY ON THE LONELY ISLAND OF ST.HELENA.RECENT EVIDENCE SUGGESTS HE MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED BY ARSENIC POISONING).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA295VMQXVKF00DLG7Q9LPO421
    Media URN:
    VLVA295VMQXVKF00DLG7Q9LPO421
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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