French troops stop their occupation of the Ruhr.
M/S of French officers on horseback leading battalions of foot soldiers over the cobbled streets of Dortmund, crowds of civilians watch the troops retreat from the pavements. Various shots of the French troops, including a military band, marching through the city. M/S of French soldiers removing a temporary sign - reading '3 eme Division de Ligne, Etat-Major' - from the front of a hotel.
M/S of a group of French soldiers running across some rail tracks to climb into a train carriage. M/S of French soldiers waiting on a train platform under a sign reading - Dortmund Hof Kein Ausgang'. Various shots of soldiers boarding a train with rucksacks. M/S of the train leaving the station, soldier wave from the open doors of a goods van.
M/S of a troop of soldiers and an officer on horseback standing to attention in the middle of a road, four soldiers march past carrying a tricolour flag - perhaps removing the flag from a civic building. Various shots of soldiers marching through the city streets. M/S, looking over the heads of a troop of soldiers, of French officers speaking from the balcony of a commandeered balcony.
High angled shot of a row of soldiers and horses, four officers appear to be inspecting them. High angled shot of rows of horses and covered wagons and more troops, the officers walk into frame. M/S of two officers directing the troops, all the soldiers climb onto their horses. Various shots of the troops on horseback and pulling wagons riding past a block of apartments and through a gateway. Various shots of the convoys of wagons riding down a dusty road at the edge of the city. More shots of the troops moving through the rain swept streets.