Fire in the The Wilson Square - Champ-de-Bataille Square municipal theatre (located in the Place Wilson) in Brest, France. The architect was Antoine Choquet de Lindu. People on the street outside the Theatre during the fire. French firemen and U.S. troops (immediately post World War 1) arrive in trucks to fight the theater fire. The fire fighters extend water hoses from the trucks and from manual pumps to the building. Men climb up ladders to the first floor of the building. Men standing on the balcony of the first floor holding the hoses. Broken windows of the ground floor in view. Men break windows on more doors. They position hoses and spray water from hoses through a window of the first floor. Firemen go up and down the ladder. A huge group of men outside the building operating a see-saw manual water pump. (The theater was completely destroyed and rebuilt in wood at the Place de la Liberté.)
United States President Woodrow Wilson and other members of American Delegation coming down the stairs. They are setting out on their return trip to America. President Wilson along with Mrs. Wilson coming down the stairs to board a lighter (boat) that will ferry them out to the USS George Washington, in Brest Harbor, France. They are followed by the American party and French dignitaries. Well-wishers seeing them off, stand above on the dock.
Following the preliminary session of the Paris Peace Conference, United States President Woodrow Wilson sets out for his return trip to United States. President Wilson is seen standing on a lighter (boat) taking him and his party out to the USS George Washington, in Brest Harbor, for their trip home. The boat's French flag flutters next to him as he waves his hat in gesture of farewell to the people of France. Large number of people standing on the shore to say goodbye to the President . Other boats also seen around him.
American President Woodrow Wilson departs from Brest in France after signing the Treaty of Versailles. President Wilson descends from the stairway at dockyard to the pier, as he prepares to board the ship SS George Washington for his return trip to the United States. Officials gathered around him. Naval officers salute the President.
United States President Woodrow Wilson arrives by train at Brest station. Dignitaries gathered to greet him. President Wilson shakes hands with the dignitaries. He is accompanied by his wife Mrs. Edith Wilson. They are on their return trip to America after attending the Peace Conference in Paris.
Military operation in France. Capture of Brest, France: Animated map shows Allied troops entering into Brest. Aerial view of harbor in Brest. Soldiers adjust artillery. Artillery and P-47s bombard Brest. Smoke rises due to bombarding and firing. View of German-destroyed railroad yards. A tank destroyer in action bombard in streets of city.