Events of 1919 - celebrations of Armistice and negotiations at Versailles.
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01:00:17 Group of women dressed in 1919 fashions. They walk and talk outside a building.
01:00:48 Opening titles "Time to remember - a programme to take you back, however young you may be - recalled by Sir Ralph Richardson."
01:01:12 Various good shots of battleships at sea. (Paperwork suggests German fleet sailing out to surrender).
01:01:33 High angle shot, American troops marching in Victory parade. Lots of Stars and Stripes flags in evidence. Generals Daiz, Foch, Pershing and Admiral Beatty walk up steps. Shots of flags hanging from buildings. C/Us of Daiz, Beatty, Pershing and Foch speaking. Shots of large crowd, pan to war leaders on stand.
01:02:18 Title: "1919 - The Peace Makers"
01:02:25 GV forecourt of the Palace of Versailles in France. Troops march about. Colonial troops, some wearing turbans, gather at the base of a statue. High angle shot of delegates arriving in cars at Palace gates for Versailles Treaty meeting. Cars drawing up at entrance, delegates leave cars and walk into building. Two French soldiers guard a gate at the Palace, they turn away a civilian. Men, both military and civilians look over map. C/U map of Europe on wall. Fade to ...
01:03:42 Views of corn fields. Views of trenches, empty and slowly growing over with trees. C/U entrance to trench. More views of trenches
01:04:14 Men visit war graves cemetery. Many of them are wearing medals.
01:04:21 Shell scarred French town. A market is taking place in the town square amidst the damaged buildings. German prisoners of war on dockside in England. They board a ship along a gangplank.
01:04:53 Biplane fighter aircraft. C/U pilot in flying hat. Mail bags loaded. Plane takes off.
01:05:21 British soldier standing on bridge holding rifle. Tank drives through town square. British soldier keeps back the crowd watching. Large crowds outside building in Germany. They are at a political meeting. Men on horseback ride past. Men in odd hats, carrying guns. Large crowds roused by speaker.
01:05:52 LV Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) from across the River Thames. Eros being shown outside shop front. The statue being replaced on its pedestal.
01:06:08 Lady Astor, first woman Member of Parliament, with other women. C/U Lady Astor.
01:06:16 Troops marching through demobilisation camp. They walk into prefabricated wooden hut. Soldiers standing at tables outside. Their papers are checked and forms are filled in.
01:06:36 Large crowd at political rally. C/U banner : "The Right to live By the Right to work In the country we have saved."
01:06:42 Empty railway tracks. (Railway strike is underway). Large queue for bus in London's Trafalgar Square. Poster: "Railway Crisis - Go By Air - Phone Avro." Men climbing out of car and getting onto small passenger aircraft. The plane is flying from London to Birmingham. A small dog jumps into the cargo. Women helped onto lorry by policeman, they are in Golders Green, London. Side shot of the open lorry, men and women are standing the back. A sign says - "Golders Green to Newgate Street". More people climb on and the lorry sets off with a plume of exhaust fumes. High angle shot of Liverpool docks - empty. Street scene with boarded up shops. Troops on the street. Tanks in a town square.
01:07:44 Sign on window "No Profiteering in Liberty Cafe". Strikers with placards stand outside building. Sign above there heads reads: "Hotel & Restaurant Workers Branch I.T.& G.W.U." Women holding placard :You Pay High Prices Were Paid Low Wages". They smile and laugh at the camera. Another man holds up a placard. An actress walks around London streets with sign "I want a domestic servant". It is May Moore-Duprez advertising "My Little Dutch Girl".
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