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Film, Video TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910 Theodore Roosevelt reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910

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  • TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910

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  • Theodore Roosevelt reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910


  • Robert Bacon, American Ambassador to France, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States, and General Jean B. Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, arrive at the Château de Vincennes, a medieval castle and dungeon, parts of which are used by French military schools; the group has been invited to review troops and observe military maneuvers. TR's party arrives in a car and is received by M. Lépine, the Prefect of Police, General Verand, and Colonel Jacquot. In the courtyard of the dungeon, TR is mounted on a horse while his stirrups are adjusted and leggings are brought to fit over his formal striped trousers. There are several scenes of Bacon, Dalstein, TR, and other dignitaries and soldiers riding through an arch, probably La Porte du Bois, on the way to the Polygon, the field where the maneuvers are to take place, and scenes of the group riding past French cavalry units. Views of TR and Dalstein mounted, with Jusserand standing nearby, watching the military maneuvers and sham battle enacted for TR. TR shakes Dalstein's hand as he leaves; Jusserand and TR tip their hats to French officers.


  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919.
  • Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932.
  • Dalstein, Jean B.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [S.l. : s.n., 1910].


  • -  Château de Vincennes (Vincennes, France)
  • -  Military maneuvers--France--Vincennes


  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films
  • Actualities (Motion pictures)


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Ambasssador Robert Bacon, Ambassador Jules Jusserand, General Jean B. Dalstein, M. Lépine, General Verand, Colonel Jacquot.
  • -  Duration: 3:40 at 16 fps.
  • -  Film is out of sequence.
  • -  MAVIS 1808209; TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910.
  • -  Donor's inventory number: RMA 321-02-02.
  • -  Sources used: Lorant, Stefan. The life and times of Theodore Roosevelt, 1959; Gardner, Joseph L. Departing glory, 1973; Le Figaro, Paris, 4/28/1910: 2; The Times, London, 4/28/1910: 5; Le Matin, Paris, 4/28/1910: 2; Enaud, François. Le Château de Vincennes, 1964: 60, 84; Enjalric, Marcel. Château de Vincennes, [1975?]; P&P portrait file.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  viewing print and dupe negs; Received: May 1968 from USDA lab and May 1976 from LC film lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Lyman Howe; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: May 1968 and LC lab: May 1976.


  • viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg 1 film reel of 1 (221 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0968 (viewing print)
  • FRA 5937 (dupe neg)
  • FPB 7351 (dupe neg)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

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  • mp76000186

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  • image
  • video

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Roosevelt, Theodore, Robert Bacon, J. J Jusserand, Jean B Dalstein, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France. [S.l.: s.n, 1910] Video.

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Roosevelt, T., Bacon, R., Jusserand, J. J., Dalstein, J. B. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1910) TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France. [S.l.: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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