Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Glimpses of Persons, Places and Events During Conferences at Paris, 1918-1919

Country: United States
Reel 1 shows E.M. House and aides at his Paris office. Premier Clemenceau and Marshal Foch leave No. 10 Downing Street. Shows views of the hotels Elysees-Palace, Crillon, and Ritz in Paris. Admiral Benson and Henry White leave the Crillon. Premier Orlando and Baron Sonnino of Italy, Lloyd George and David Balfour, Gen. Tasker Bliss, Robert Lansing, President and Mrs. Wilson, Adm. Grayson, Clemenceau, Pres. Poincare, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pichon, and Arthur J. Balfour arrive at the Quai d'Orsay, Paris, to open the peace conference. Reel 2 shows Japanese Ambassador Matsui; Henry White, Foch, Lansing, Arthur Balfour, Adm. Benson, Gen. Bliss, and others at the Quai d'Orsay. Poincare departs. President and Mrs. Wilson arrive. Clemenceau leaves. Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Admiral Benson arrive at the Ritz. President Wilson, Dr. Wellington Koo, Ignace Paderewski, and the Greek delegate Venizelos arrive at the Crillon. King George V is greeted at a Paris station by President Poincare and rides through the streets. Poincare greets King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium at the station. The royalty ride in a procession. Victor Emmanuel III arrives by train. Scope notes and description by National Archives and Records Administration.

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