British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, and party, arrive in Birkenhead, England, where the Freedom of the Borough is to be conferred upon him. As he steps from a car, his wife is already on the sidewalk being greeted by another woman. A policeman, military officer, and a judge, in powdered wig, stand on the sidewalk to greet the Prime Minister, as he shakes hands with the Lord Mayor of the autonomous County Borough. Several other officials and ladies join the group. Many spectators line the sidewalks. The Prime Minister standing on the sidewalk with several military officers, a policeman, and the Lord Mayor. David Lloyd George accompanied by military officers, proceeds to review a formation of troops. A woman speaks to the Prime Minister, as women wartime volunteers in work uniforms stand in the background. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
A large crowd of spectators gather to witness the launch of the 34000 ton ship Mauretania in Birkenhead, England. (This was the second ship RMS Mauretania.) Dignitaries at the ship yard perform the ceremonies as the crowd watches. People stand on the deck and the bow of ship leaning to watch the ceremony. The ship slides down into the Mersey River.
On the way to the Paris Peace conference, President and Mrs. Wilson visit Carlisle, England, on 29 December, 1918. Crowds gather at the main Market square in Carlisle, England, to welcome President Wilson on his “pilgrimage of the heart” visit to this birthplace of his mother. The weather is foggy and drizzling. The Crown & Mitre Hotel, where the President and First lady are staying, and where Wilson signed the freemen's roll, can be seen faintly across the square. A troop of horsemen lead an open horse-drawn carriage carrying the President, Carlisle Mayor Bertram Carr and another official. They step from the carriage in front of the Town Hall to await a second carriage carrying First Lady, Mrs.Edith Wilson. While waiting, Wilson doffs his hat and waves to the crowds attending in spite of the dreary weather. The second carriage arrives and Mrs.Wilson waves a large bouquet of flowers as she steps down from the carriage,followed by Lady Mayoress, Miss Eleanor Carr. The President, First Lady, and others then enter the Town Hall.
President Woodrow Wilson leaves No.10 Downing Street, in London. He enters an automobile. Among others present are: Lloyd George, Arthur Balfour, and Arthur Henderson. Mrs. Wilson is escorted, by The Duke of Connaught, carrying an umbrella, to a different automobile. The Wilsons and several other cars proceed through a light rain past Windsor Castle. Spectators line the sidewalks, many holding umbrellas. Spectators with umbrellas gather around the Crown and Mitre Hotel in Carlisle, England, where a reception was being held for President and Mrs. Wilson. (President Wilson's mother was born in Carlisle, England, and he wanted to visit there, accordingly.)
(World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
American troops waving their hats, hands and a flag in celebration of the Armistice ending hostilities. American troops escort smiling prisoners.Crowds celebrate in a public square. American soldiers celebrate while riding on an army truck through crowds. Soldiers kiss some girls. Crowds celebrate in New York City. A coffin for War is inscribed with statements saying: "Died November 11, 1918" and "Remember the Lustania" and "Gimbel Brothers". Celebrating people ride on the roofs of cars. One carries a chained effigy of German Kaiser that men hit with clubs. General Pershing, accompanied by officials, salutes the crowd and enters an open car that proceeds in a motorcade during "ticker tape" parade in New York City. General Pershing, on horseback, leads troops in victory parade. President Woodrow Wilson is seen aboard the ship SS George Washington during his December 1919 voyage to France to participate in the Paris Peace Conference leading to the Treaty of Versailles. "Vive Wilson" is spelled out in light bulbs on sign above Paris street during parade in Paris honoring Woodrow Wilson. Parisians celebrate with parade through the Arc de Triomphe on 16 December, 1918.
A U.S. arms manufacturing in World War 1. Hundreds of workers seen at shift change, waiting for their respective trolley cars passing on tracks between arms manufacturing plant's buildings. Women at work on metal working machines in an arms factory. Racks of Browning Automatic Rifles (Rifle, Caliber .30, Automatic, Browning, M1918) are being moved about. Assemblers are seen hand fitting parts for the Browning M1917 water cooled machine gun. One man makes final assembly adjustments to one of the machine guns set up on tripod in the factory. He enjoys firing the Browning M1917 machine gun. (Note:The M1917 and M1918 BAR were manufactured by numerous American arms makers. Colt, Remington, Marlin, Royal typewriter, Winchester. Most of the M1917 machine guns were manufactured by New England Westinghouse.)