• Short Summary

    THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE WHICH BROUGHT AN END TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR ON NOVEMBER 11, 1918, WAS COMMEMORATED TODAY (SUNDAY) WITH A PARADE IN PARIS.

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    VETERANS UP CHAMPS-ELYSEES; GIRL IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME CARRYING FLOWERS; PEOPLE IN TRADITIONAL COSTUMES; CHILDREN IN PARADE; ARC DE TRIOMPHE; TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER; GIRLS LAY WREATHS.




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    Background: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE WHICH BROUGHT AN END TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR ON NOVEMBER 11, 1918, WAS COMMEMORATED TODAY (SUNDAY) WITH A PARADE IN PARIS. THE PARADE WAS PART OF A FULL DAY OF CEREMONIES HELD IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL AND THE PROVINCES.

    THE PARADE, WHICH BEGAN IN THE AFTERNOON, WAS COMPOSED OF VETERAN'S GROUPS AND 30 DELEGATIONS OF MARCHERS FROM THE PROVINCES. MANY OF THE ESTIMATED 1,500 PEOPLE FROM THE PROVINCES WERE ATTIRED IN THEIR TRADITIONAL DRESS. SOME CARRIED PLACARDS WITH THE NAMES OF THE PROVINCES WRITTEN ON THEM. AMONG THE PROVINCES REPRESENTED IN TODAY'S MARCH WERE PICARDIE, ANJOU AND BRETAGNE.

    THE MEMBERS OF THE PROVINCIAL DELEGATIONS BEGAN THEIR MARCH FROM THE STATUE OF GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, THE PRIME MINISTER OF FRANCE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    THE PARADE THEN MOVED ALONG THE CHAMPS-ELYSEES TO THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE, WHERE THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER OF FRANCE IS LOCATED. WREATHS WERE PLACED UPON THE TOMB BY THE MARCHERS.

    FOLLOWING THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY, THE PARADE MOVED ALONG THE AVENUE DE LA GRANDE-ARMEE WHERE AN EXHIBITION OF WEAPONS USED DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS ON DISPLAY.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SPOKE AT A CEREMONY IN PARIS LATER TODAY AT WHICH HE SAID EVENTS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR WERE THE DIRECT CONSEQUENCES OF THE "COLOSSAL REVOLUTION" OF WORLD WAR ONE.

    THE ARMISTICE COMMEMORATIONS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW (MONDAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1DDL3Y2NYF7D3JZWT5L3MK7NJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DDL3Y2NYF7D3JZWT5L3MK7NJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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