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    In the forecourt of Montparnasse Station August 28, World War two veterans of the French fighting services and members of the residence movement gathered to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the liberation of Paris.

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    Background: In the forecourt of Montparnasse Station August 28, World War two veterans of the French fighting services and members of the residence movement gathered to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the liberation of Paris.

    After speeches had been made, there followed a recitation of poems written by resistance men before facing German firing squads.

    Later, a delegation headed by M. Depreux, Vice-President of the Paris Municipal Council, placed flowers before the memorial to the surrender of Paris by the German Commanding General to French General Leclerc.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA26RBXMYIOPV4TNCMWNRTAHQZT
    Media URN:
    VLVA26RBXMYIOPV4TNCMWNRTAHQZT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:13:00
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    N/A

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