German troops come to France as part of a NATO exercise.
Unissued / Unused material -
West Germany. (FDR - Federal Republic of Germany)
CU Station porter, pan to train which is carrying German paratroopers standing in station at Forbach. CU German officer talking. MS Through the wheels of a train of German sentry. Various shots of train pulling out of the station at Forbach with German soldiers waving from windows (night).
GV Battlefield in World War 1, with Germans advancing under artillery fire. GV Panning shot, large War cemetery. Montage, showing German troops and tanks in action on Franco/German border 1940. Various shots, German troops marching in 1940. MS German prisoners entering French compound 1944.
GV Large War cemetery from the 2nd World War. MS Crosses in cemetery. Various shots, young men tending the graves in the cemetery. CU Panning shot, group of young men singing in the cemetery. CU Two hands clasped together. Various shots of Pacifist demonstration on the Franco-German border. GV Economics conference, pan to CU Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. GV NATO building. CU President Dwight D Eisenhower attending NATO conference. GV NATO Conference. VS French and German officers saluting the flags. Various shots of German and French Units in march past, each group led by their respective Army bands. Various shots of German paratroopers arriving at Mourmelon and unloading equipment from their train. MS Ceremony of raising the German flag in the Army camp in France. Various shots of German paratroopers window-shopping and buying groceries in Mourmelon. Various shots of interviews with French Civilians and German men and officers in France. Various shots of the German troops in cafe. MS German sentry. CU Feet of the sentry marching. Two GVs German troops drilling on the parade ground in their camp.
(Mute F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 11/11/1960.