Generals George C. Marshall and Matthew B. Ridgway deliver addresses during the dedication ceremony at the Suresnes American Cemetery on September 13, 1952. (GCMRL/ Photographs, 730)

Dedication of Cemetery at Suresnes, France

Author:  Signal Corps Motion Pictures

Subject: Postwar

Sound; black & white; 15 min. Dignitaries arrive at the Suresnes American Cemetery for the dedication ceremony on September 13, 1952. James D. Dunn, U.S. Ambassador to France, reads a message from President Truman paying tribute to World Wars I and II dead. General George C. Marshall, chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission, recalls a World War I memorial service. General Matthew B. Ridgway delivers a speech. French Prime Minister Antoine Pinay delivers a message from President Vincent Auriol. Generals Omar Bradley, Manton Eddy, and Thomas Handy are seated with other dignitaries during Pinay’s speech. (Sound fades out at times.)

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Location: Vault
Call No. 52.09.13 DISC 54
Language: english