• Short Summary

    Under Vichy: Peace - at a price. Life in unoccupied France including Marshal Petain presiding?

  • Description

    FRANCE: Vichy:
    INT
    View of members of Vichy government at cabinet meeting including close ups of Marshal Petain, Admiral Darlan and General Huntzinger
    Cabinet member marking Ocupied Zone on map
    Women getting correspondence cards at Post Office including close up of writing on postcard, turning over showing address and posting card.

    EXT
    German soldier looking at identity papers as people cross border between the Occupied Zone and Free Zone
    Repatriated French soldiers and officers off train including wounded soldiers on stretchers
    Wounded soldiers at medal ceremony as Huntzinger decorates soldiers in bed and on crutches then shakes hands with more wounded soldiers

    Marseilles:
    Food queue outside shop
    Close shot of ration coupon book
    Closed restaurant and cafes with signs (not translated) on door 'No More Meat', 'No Chocolate', 'Instead of Sugar Use Saccharin,' 'No Eggs, No Rabbits, No Fowl' etc
    Empty petrol pumps and idle cars in garage
    Deserted Marseilles harbour and disused cranes
    Smokeless warehouse chimneys
    Background: Under Vichy: Peace - at a price. Life in unoccupied France including Marshal Petain presiding at a Cabinet, wounded and prisoners back from Germany, decorations for wounded heroes and scenes of food scarcity and lack of work in Marseilles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4F4PZ161M39400L22061GCBTY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4F4PZ161M39400L22061GCBTY
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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