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  • Short Summary

    Field Marshal Sir John French officially opens new baths at Bath.

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    Bath, Somerset.

    Field Marshal Sir John French officially opens new swimming baths at (of course) Bath. Opens with shot of Viscount French; along with Lord Mayor of Bath; and a dignitary with a powdered wig meeting on stairs. Man in robes holding giant ancient sword stands behind. French shakes hands with man in wig; then turns; talks to someone off screen. French & other army officers reviewing troops who are standing in city street. Nice shot looking down street; automobiles parked on side; a few pedestrians. French gets out of car; walks past several army men greeting him; salutes. Shot of a strange looking procession coming out of big stone building which is the Bath Royal Baths: the man with the big hat and the big sword held vertically; followed by two guys in admiral sort of hats carrying shiny sceptre type objects over their shoulders; the Lord Mayor; then Viscount French; a lady in furs and some more army men.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:47:00 / 01:41:57:00
    ON 013 E aka G 0364 A

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