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    Dumba and Bernstoff; Ambassadors to United States from Austria-Hungary and Germany.

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    Dr Dumba and Count Bernstoff - ambassadors to the United States of America from Austria-Hungary and Germany.

    Location of events unknown - United States of America?

    Miscellaneous shots of people at a large city house, arriving and departing; etc. Opens with shot of automobile approaching on long wide street (very grainy). C/U of middle-aged man with moustache (Dr Dumba?) getting out of car parked outside large white upper-class house. He goes around the back of car and toward house.

    C/U of older man (Count Bernstoff?) in a tweed suit and a hat, facing camera and speaking. Then shot of the man and a woman; the woman holds flowers, the man tips his hat, talks and laughs. Shot of the same man coming out of the house; walking quickly with a cane. He stops and tips his hat then walks off.

    Finally, C/U of automobile. The middle-aged man comes up to it, gets in, talks to another man who is standing by the door of the car. In background we see several other men on wide steps of this stone house. Car drives off.

    Note: it is not clear which is Dr Dumba and which is Count Bernstoff.

    Note on International Diplomacy from American cataloguer: Dr Dumba and Count Bernstoff; the ambassadors to the United States from Austria-Hungary and Germany, who were suspected of various unethical activities. The USA asked A-H to have Dumba recalled and that government complied. Germany's Bernstoff, who was still in America, infuriated people further by making promises that didn't hold up - that ships would not be attacked, for example.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:44:00 / 01:16:09:00
    ON 007 M

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Dr Dumba" is Konstantin Dumba.

    "Count Bernstorff" is Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff.

    "C/U of middle-aged man with moustache (Dr Dumba?)" - no, that's von Berstorff.

    "C/U of older man (Count Bernstoff?)" - no, that's Dumba.

    "Note: it is not clear which is Dr Dumba and which is Count Bernstoff" - it is now!

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