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Published on Apr 13, 2014
Title reads: "The Sword".
L/S of Lord Mayor of London presenting General Dwight Eisenhower with a sword at the Guildhall in 1945.
M/S of designer working on a new sword. Various processes in manufacture of sword. According to narrator, the process took more than a year, with Pathe filming each stage of production. C/U of 84 year old Tom Beasley of Wilkinsons, Britain's oldest swordsmith. More shots of sword being made and tested. C/U of inscription on Eisenhower's sword recording the Guildhall ceremony. C/U of hilt and scabbard decorations. FILM ID:1380.09
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