The USS George Washington carrying President Wilson to Brest, France, at end of World War I
France Date:1918, December 13 Duration:4 min 59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, on the deck of the USS George Washington, nearing France, en route to the Paris Peace Conference, at the end of World War 1. The President looks through binoculars, briefly. A U.S. battleshipis seen steaming ahead to port. The President motions with his hand towards another battleship,while speaking to Mrs. Wilson. (U.S. battleships and destroyers deployed in European waters joined the Presidential convoy as it approached Brest, France.) The camera pans across U.S. warships in the convoy. A dirigible is seen several hundred feet above the convoy. Closeup of the battleship, USS Oklahoma (BB-37). Camera shows French coast and flotilla moving toward Brest. President Wilson, dressed in overcoat and top hat, is seen on deck of the USS George Washington. He stands with Naval officers looking at the flotilla of U.S. warships.
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