Sunday, January 8, 2012

International News - 1921

Country: United States
This video is one of the very first international new casts in history. It was first realest in the gold age of silent films. Hence the lack of sound. It start with the Knights of Columbus opening a boys home. Babe Ruth giving State Deputy Joseph M Nurre a gift. Theres a mention of an Arms Conference: the Big Four as they were called. President and First Lady Harding was also meeting with persons all over the country at The White House. Sir Harry Lauder came to see inmates. One of the most interesting clips is a Ku Klux Klan Wizard by the name of William J. Simmons appears before a Congressional Committee. The Committee was deciding what to identify the Klan as. There is a clip of the World Series Champions New York Giants. New York City Mayor John Hylan is in it. There is a yacht race in Halifax. There is mention of famine in the Soviet Union, pretty large clip in fact. The Arch of Triumph in Paris gets a Medal of Honor as recognition to the Unknown Hero. There are troop reviews in Europe for the Chief of Staff. Lastly, a clip of men taking a river boat trip.and visitors to Native American in Colorado. This video is in the Public Domain. The Master Copy can be found at the National Archives and Records Administration, Room 4000, 8601 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20740-6001. The Archival Retrieval Catalog (ARC) number is: 88967; 88968
Note: This review was extracted from You Tube.

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