Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission. 1918 - 1995. Moving Images Relating to American War Cemeteries and Memorials. 1937 - 1984. America Honors Her War Heroes

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Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission. 1918 - 1995. Moving Images Relating to American War Cemeteries and Memorials. 1937 - 1984. America Honors Her War Heroes

Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission. 1918 - 1995. Moving Images Relating to American War Cemeteries and Memorials. 1937 - 1984. America Honors Her War Heroes

1937

This film documents the dedication of World War I memorials in Europe. Dedications in France include: the Meuse-Argonne Memorial, Montfaucon; St. Mihiel Memorial, Montsec; Memorial on Blanc Mont Ridge, Champagne region; Aisne-Marne Memorial, Chateau-Thierry; memorial, Cantigny; Brest Naval Memorial, Brest; memorial fountain, Tours; and memorial, Bellicourt. Other dedications include: memorial, Audenarde, Belgium; Vierstraat Monument, Ypres, Belgium; Naval Memorial, Gibraltar; a chapel in Brookwood American Cemetery, Brookwood, England; and a chapel in Flanders Field American Cemetery, Waereghem, Belgium. The film begins with a map marked with memorial sites. Then, General J. B. P. Clayton Hill is shown as he laid a wreath on a monument at Verdun, France. Speeches were given by General John J. Pershing, Ambassador William Bullitt, American Legion Commander Harry Colmery, Marshal Philippe Pétain and President Albert Lebrun at Montfaucon; Congressman Lister Hill, French Senator Gaston Roge, and General Bernard Kearney at Montsec; Colmery and French General Flavigny at Sommepy; French General Vincensini, the Honorable Charles A. Eaton, and American Battle Monuments Commission member Mrs. Henry Fenimore Baker at Tours; Colmery, Belgian General Denis, Senator F. Ryan Duffy, and Premier Paul van Zeeland speak at Waereghem; Ambassadors Hugh Gibson and Josephus Daniels, Belgian General Vertommen at Audenarde; General Hill, Senator Ernest Gibson, and General Kearney at Kemmel, Belgium; General Pershing, Congressman Hill, French General Lheritier and the Honorable J. Walter Lambeth at Bellicourt; Josephus Daniels, General D. John Markey and French General Lamson at Cantigny; Josephus Daniels, French Admiral Devin, Judge Finis J. Garrett, and Senator Richard Russell at Brest; Admiral A. P. Fairchild and Governor General Sir Charles Harrington at Gibraltar; Ambassador Robert Bingham, Congressman Hill and First Lord of the Admiralty Alfred Duff Cooper at Brookwood; General Pershing, American Legion Commander Daniel Doherty, General James Harbord and Charles Gates Dawes at Chateau-Thierry. A message from President Franklin Roosevelt was also broadcast to the guests at Montfaucon. The film also shows sailors as they debarked from the cruiser Raleigh at Gibraltar.

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