Liberation of Alsace - Lorraine. Strasbourg, France. 1918/1931
Opens w/ title frame: 13 years after / France celebrates liberation & return of Alsace Lorraine with imposing military display. That would make it 1931. Soldiers marching up street. French Army generals standing at side of street watching; w/ crowd of civilians behind them. Nice shot of soldiers marching past shops and signs advertising Cointreau & Dubonnet liqueurs; etc. Continues w/ more shots of parade; various types of French military.
Flashback w/ older film from World War One. Shot from above of soldiers marching down street; through huge crowds; streamers hang from lamp posts. Good shot of cheering civilians; women in white bonnets wave the tricolour flag or handkerchiefs while men behind them wave hats. Shot from above of rows of young women marching down street after soldiers. Armistice; war's aftermath;