Nothing is more fun than digging around the Internet and finding a research gem! This week there have been plenty. Today's find comes from the National Archives, a virtual treasure trove of fun. I was looking for footage of Nancy, Luneville and Vitrimont during World War I. Well I found it! And in a search for General DeBuyer I also found Daisy and Herbert Hoover visiting the Citroen Munitions Plant. She was referred to as Madame La General.
So I found what I didn't know I was looking for ... film of Daisy! It's silent, so don't fiddle with your volume. It starts with an overview of the lunch break, then pans to show the VIP table of visitors at about 1:10.
I also did find plenty of footage of the areas around Vitrimont during the time Daisy was there. Stay tuned! This film is amazing too. For motion-graphic geeks: I added the titles, did some other edits and slowed it down in Premier. In the original they were all jumping around like bunnies.
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Here's where this came from! https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24992
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