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Title:GENERAL PERSHING'S ARRIVAL IN FRANCE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 137
Summary: The arrival of General John J Pershing at Boulogne, France, 13th June 1917.
Description: The film is presented, uncut, in reverse order of events. It begins with Pershing saying goodbye to the British Adjutant-General, Sir G H Fowke, and the French General Peltier, prior to entering his car and leaving the harbourside where his ship has docked. This is followed by Pershing meeting Fowke on board ship. Pershing inspecting the honour guard of French sailors as he leaves the ship. A final scene, chronologically the first, of Pershing meeting with Peltier on board ship.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Pershing, John Joseph (person)
Fowke, George Henry (person)
Peltier (General) (person)
British Army (regiment/service)
United States Army (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
French Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, United States auxiliary - transport (object name)
delegations, United States international - military (object name)
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)