• Short Summary

    French President De Gaulle presented with Lilies of the Valley & Girl paratroopers in Congo.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    GV. Car draws up in front of camera with the Central Market (Paris flower market) porters dressed in sombreros with bouquets of Lilies of the Valley for French President Charles De Gaulle - this is a May Day tradition in France. SCU. Men carry the bouquet into the palace. SV. President De Gaulle standing with beauty queens and the men in sombreros, & SCU. CU. Beauty queens. SV. The men in sombreros. SV. The market men get into car. CU. Girls. SV. Pan, car moves off.

    Congo.

    Girl paratroopers in uniforms marching towards camera in Congo. SCU. Girl paratrooper being helped up into aircraft. She turns and waves. GV. Plane taxies off. SV. & LS. General Joseph Mobutu looking up. GV. Girl parachutes descending. SV. Girls landing, crowd running towards the girls who landed. GV. More parachutes landing. SV. Girl paratroopers rush forward and kiss each other.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1793.22
    Media URN:
    55254
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:50:00 / 01:43:59:00
    Canister:
    66/36

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