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  • Short Summary

    Nice shots of celebrations in America at the end of World War One.

  • Description

    No title. C/U of an unidentified man in a suit. He looks very serious. M/S of him shaking hands with some other men. "The army draft of 1917 - a lottery which determined the destinies of four million boys." M/S of men in uniform marching past the camera. High angle shot of men on a troopship, they wave to the camera, there are lots of them. L/S of the troopship leaving harbour accompanied by tugboats. High angle shot of a huge American stars and stripes flag being carried through a city street (good shot). M/S of people in the streets celebrating the end of the First World War. A man walks past the camera with a placard around his neck. It reads: "Germany Surrenders".
    "The largest of the greatest of flags." M/S of American soldiers walking along holding the huge flag. As it passes the camera we see that there are holes in the flag at various intervals with men's heads poking through. High angle shot of crowds celebrating the Armistice. They look up at the camera and wave small flags. M/S of some of the crowd. Paper records title for this film is "American Peace Parade"

    Note: probably a section from a "Walter Futter's Curiosities" film, probably bought in by Pathe for reuse. Some nice shots.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1006.10
    Media URN:
    36647
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:07:00 / 01:12:08:00
    Canister:
    EP 302

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