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    President Millerand visiting Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

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    President Millerand of France makes state visit to French colonies of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia.

    President Alexandre Millerand of France on state trip to French colonies of northern Africa; 1922. Arrival at Azemmour; Morocco. Shots of many Moroccans; dressed in robes & head dresses; lined up in front & sitting on roofs of houses or shops a long strip of low buildings w/ carpets in front yards & on walls; a few skinny trees. President's motorcade arrives. Pres. & party (incl. military leaders & government officials) shake hands w/ town leaders.

    Group of Moroccans. President etc. walk past townspeople. Moroccan musicians playing string instruments & boy shaking tambourine; others in BG. Procession: Moroccan men ride horses; some of French contingent walk behind; then cars accompanied by a sort of honour guard on white horses. Next; military review: Moroccan soldiers lined up. Pres. etc. in horse drawn coach; w/ Moroccan horse guards beside; ride past & review troops. Soldiers at end of line playing snare drums. Coach stops.

    Group of men in long robes playing valve trombones; bass drum & cymbals. Wide shot from across garden & road; several rows of French & Moroccan VIPs. Shot looking down at road as various tribes ride past; spectators along road. Group of spectators; incl. section of Muslim women all in white; most wear veils w/ only a tiny slit to see through. More of procession; horses cantering past. The VIP section. Wide shot form above: proc. in FG; crowd in BG on hill.

    Review on Tazemat plain (near Taza?). Many Arab horsemen riding across plain. Shots of Millerand w/ French Army & government reps.; walk in old part of town /cut w/ shots musicians (incl. children) playing drums;percussion instruments. Next; military review: Marines (?) inspected. Then shot over huge crowd. Oran; Algeria: Arab men riding. MLS several young women long skirts but no veils! From above: motorcade drives down st. past big crowds. Next; Pres. M. etc. climbing up hill; city far below in BG. Algerian village;.

    MS horn & tambourine players. Girl dances w/ big scarf over head; waving 2 smaller ones; villagers behind her (women in robes & veils). MS 2 musicians. MS woman dancer; moving like belly dance but fully clothed in long dress; much jewellery. Tunisia: The Bey of T. & other men in elaborate dress uniforms w/ many decorations walk toward cam. They meet Pres. M. as he comes off train. Pres. & 3 of them get in coach; drive in procession. French & Tunisian VIPs entering gates on way to inaugurate WWI memorial in the Kasbah.

    MLS monument; words in Arabic & French. Also shots of President talking to Bey & shaking hands. French contingent at sumptuous outdoor lunch. President toasting w/ champagne glass. On Isle of Djerba Journalists riding camels past President International relations; colonialism; imperialism; state visits; Islam.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
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    01:15:50:00 / 01:22:27:00
    ON 493 H

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