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Town square; monument & signs

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2683 | Film ID: 959
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Sign: "Rn 3 Chateau Thierry Aisne." Stevens and man walk across town square to monument. CU of flowers on monument. "Maison de L'amitie Franco-Americaine." Pan from Stevens and Bill Hamilton to bridge with vehicles crossing it. Shot of horse drawn carriage crossing bridge. Rectangular monument/building with two statues on side. Sign reads: "This monument has been erected by the United States of America to commemorate services of her troops and those of France who fought in this region during the World War. It stands as a lasting symbol of the friendship and cooperation of the French and American armies." Stevens and others inspect monument. Pan from town to valley. Sign "time will not dim the glory of their deeds." CU, "1st Division, 2nd Division, 3rd Division," etc. carved in stone. Over men's shoulders shooting toward town in valley beyond monument. "Of the 310,000 American soldiers who fought 67,000 were casualties." Pan of town with river in BG. Insert sign "Bellau." Sign in English pointing left "Marne River 9 miles (to left), Reims 45 miles (to right)."

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:04:20
Event Date
1944-1945
Locale
France
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:18
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