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    Celebrations commemorating the first anniversary of Marshal Petain's French Legion. Around 20,000 Legionnaires carried torches,?

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    Celebrations commemorating the first anniversary of Marshal Petain's French Legion. Around 20,000 Legionnaires carried torches, lit from the eternal flame at the Unknown Soldier's tomb in Paris, to many parts of Vichyfrance and the Empire by foot and by aeroplane. Finally, in Vichy's stadium, Marshal Petain addressed tens of thousands of Legionnaires. There he pronounced them the one and only political party in France, his own counterpart of the German National Socialists.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EE43PJYMOM7YDR6VTWVTIL4B
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EE43PJYMOM7YDR6VTWVTIL4B
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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