24.6.09

Joan of Arc, in newsreels

Today I present some URls to British Pathe, the British newsreel company from early 1910 to the 1956 when news reels in general stopped. Pathé News, part of the Pathé motion picture company, is the oldest name in the motion picture industry today. The company was founded as Société Pathé Frères in France in 1895 by Charles Pathé, a dynamic personality who was directly responsible for the rapid growth of the young motion picture industry and the discovery of many of its major artists. In fact, employees of the early Pathé company in America composed a veritable Who's Who in the motion picture industry.

In 1895, Charles Pathé chose as a trademark the rooster, known from the days of the Gauls as an emblem of victory.

To view a copy of "A GIANT TASK" (1927)a monumental bronze statue of Joan of Arc, weighing over 5 tons, placed on church of The Sacred Heart of Montmartre." click here...

To view a copy of the "500TH ANNIVERSARY OF JOAN OF ARC" (1927 or 29)- President Doumergue - Cardinal Lepicier - the papal legate and British Ambassador attend imposing celebrations in honour of the "Maid of Orleans." click here...

To view a copy of "HONOUR TO THE MARTYR MAID."(1927) Impressive scenes at National Joan of Arc celebrations. Orleans, France. click here...

To view a copy of "CEREMONY AT THE JOAN OF ARC STATUE" (1948)click here...

To view a copy of "JOAN OF ARC" no date probably (1929) Joan of Arc 5th centenary celebrations of the ancient Porte de France where "the Martyr Maid" started her victorious march in 1429. Valcouleurs. France. click here...

And lastly a copy of "HONOUR TO THE MARTYR MAID" part 2 of 2, (1926), Thousands attend the annual harvest field service in the little village of Domremy - St. Joan of Arc's birthplace". click here...

A complete list of filmology may be found here...

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

3 comments:

mysteriousjehannedarc said...

Richard

These are amazing and incredibly moving. Thank you for sharing them.
Can I please post a link to them on The Mysteries of Jehanne blog?
Regards
Jackie

de Brantigny........................ said...

you have my permission to link any time you wish.

mysteriousjehannedarc said...

Thank you :o)