• Short Summary

    Events of 1918 - the Americans have an impact on the War - then - finally there is Peace.

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    Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.

    Reel 1.

    01:00:13 Troops walking down trench. One injured soldier is helped by colleague. Another injured man is given a piggyback by a friend.

    01:00:40 Opening Titles - "Time to remember - a programme to take you back, however young you may be - recalled by Michael Redgrave".

    01:01:03 Large crowd gathered outside Buckingham Palace. They are cheering. More shots of crowd round Victoria Memorial. L/S royal family on balcony of Palace. More crowd and balcony shots.

    01:01:29 C/U face of Big Ben (Clock on tower of Palace of Westminster). It is showing 11 O'clock. There appears to be some scaffolding on one face of the tower.

    01:01:35 Title: "1918 - The Eleventh Hour."

    01:01:44 General Diaz at London railway station. He is greeted by, amongst others, Winston Churchill. Line up of Diaz, Earl Douglas Haig, and Churchill. General Diaz and others come out of building and take the salute. General Diaz, Churchill and Haig in carriage. Horse drawn carriages come out of gates. High angle shot of carriages in procession along crowd lined streets.

    01:02:29 General Allenby stands in open topped car as it is driven through large crowd. C/U Allenby standing above heads of crowd.

    01:02:42 Admiral Jellicoe and General Smuts stand together.

    01:02:47 Admiral Beatty (in civvies) climbing into car outside railway station.

    01:02:53 Four unidentified military men in car.

    01:03:02 Earl Douglas Haig presenting medals to soldiers. Row of film and newsreel cameramen record the event.

    01:03:16 General Pershing pins medal to chest of solider. Pershing awards medal to another soldier (Voice over suggests this is Douglas MacArthur).

    01:03:30 David Lloyd George and others walking towards camera. Boner Law and other members of the cabinet coming out of building.

    01:03:42 High angle shot of large crowd in street.

    01:03:50 Explosion on the Western Front. Explosion on the horizon. Allied high command gather on hill to observe the Western Front. General Joffre (?) pointing out something to the group.

    01:04:11 Horse drawn carts travel through devastated town. Troops walking through battered buildings. Wounded man on stretcher. Troops walk through trench. Men arriving and forming queue to get food. C/U troops eating. Troops washing clothes in warm water. Row of troops sitting on floor washing feet in bowls of water. Group of men dressed only in towels get into baths. C/U man in bath - his head covered in soap suds. He washes vigorously.

    01:05:16 French infantry lined up. Troops lined up for inspection. Small military band is playing. Cavalry men lead parade of French infantry through damaged town.

    01:05:39 German Prisoner of War walking down hill. German POWs along trench.

    01:05:53 C/U hour glass with sand flowing.

    01:05:57 Kaiser Wilhelm II and Crown Prince of Germany. The Kaiser talks to an officer. Field Marshall Hindenburg and General Ludendorff look over maps. Large number of German troops marching along road towards front. Carts going to front, foreground has piles of artillery shells.

    01:06:27 C/U hour glass with sand flowing.

    01:06:30 American fleet at sea. The Stars and Stripes flag flies in the foreground. American troopships with American soldiers on decks. Side shot of troopship in dock. Troops playing game on deck. Looks like a game of dice. Around the players are a group of soldiers holding musical instruments - many of them are black. Lorry packed with soldiers, again mainly black. African American troops unloading packing cases from the back of lorry.

    01:06:58 United States President Woodrow Wilson inspecting military lorry.

    01:07:22 High angle Americans marching along street. Tank being demonstrated before American military gathering. American troops marching through crowds in Venice, Italy.

    01:07:42 Seated American troops being taught to speak French.

    01:07:55 Troops playing baseball. Large crowds look on.

    01:08:08 Explosions. Troops crawling forward under shell fire. Silhouettes of troops moving forwards through barbed wire. German troops running into trench. British artillery firing. Explosions on open ground. German troops moving forwards under fire. More explosions. German soldiers climbing out of trenches. British troops wearing gas masks fire rifles from trench. British troops on horseback retreating. Troops crossing damaged bridge. French troops crossing damaged bridge. French troops move through damaged town.

    01:09:30 General Ferdinand Foche inspecting troops. Foche meeting British and American officers.

    End of Reel 1 - N.B. These reel numbers relate to NEG. reels - Pathe's prints have been combined into 2 reels.

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    01:00:13:00 / 01:09:47:00
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