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    Paris, France. 1950?

    LS. General Pierre Koenig, French Military Governor, and several other dignitaries walking to the Arc de Triomphe (2 shots) leading long procession. MS. Troops marching with banners. MS. Soldiers holding container for torch. MS. General Koenig lighting torch with a flame from the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the base of the Arc. SCU. General Koenig salutes. MS. Ex-servicemen looking on. LS. & MS. General Koenig and others riding in army lorry bearing the torch to the fort of Mont Valerien. LS. General Charles de Gaulle arriving at the Fort. MS. He salutes. MS. General de Gaulle is presented with the torch and then lights the flame at the foot of the memorial to the French dead of World War II. MS. The flame burning. MS. General de Gaulle saluting. SCU. General de Gaulle shaking hands with women spectators. MS. General de Gaulle shaking hands with bystanders (2 shots).

    (Mute. Dupe Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 21/06/1950.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:49:00 / 01:45:41:00
    UN 2272 F
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    UN 2272 F
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities
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