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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 358-1 (French version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. French language version of a newsreel item on British children decorating graves at a Canadian cemetery in England, June 1918.
II. French language version of a newsreel item on a pacifist demonstration on Tower Hill, London, June 1918.
III. French language version of a newsreel item showing a portrait shot of the late Lord Rhondda, recent Food Controller, outside the Palace of Westminster, June 1918.
IV. French language version of a newsreel item on US Independence Day in London, 4th July 1918.
Description: There is a large crowd with a number of policemen, milling about and uncertain. The captions say they are ignoring pacifist speeches, but this is not obvious.
US Navy sailors enter one horse-drawn charabanc in London, and soldiers enter another. King George V is shown coming into Chelsea Football Stadium at Stamford Bridge, accompanied by Admiral Sims, and shakes hands with the US troops inside. The event is recorded by numerous still photographers and two cine cameramen, one of whom appears to be a Signal Corps member. The stands are crowded as the Americans start a baseball game.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Rhondda (Lord) (person)
George V, King (person)
Sims, William Sowden (person)
British Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Police Force (regiment/service)
United States Army & American Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
United States Army & Signal Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: casualties, Canadian graves - formal (object name)
law and order, British - enforcement (object name)
politics, British - alternative (object name)
celebrations, United States - popular: Fourth of July (object name)
recreation, United States military - sport: baseball (object name)
journalism and record, British - cameraman (object name)
journalism and record, United States - cameraman (object name)
journalism and record, British - photographer (object name)
journalism and record, United States - photographer (object name)
GB, England (geography)
GB, England & London, EC <Tower Hill> (geography)
GB, England & London, WC <Houses of Parliament> (geography)
GB, England & London, SW <Fulham & Stamford Bridge football ground> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: French
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 198 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Date: given the release date, it seems likely that the final item did not originally belong to this issue of the newsreel
Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 653a, the can is marked as IWM 653