During the war, the deeds of the French engineering corps of the Army gained them the title of "Elite Regiment".
Semi TV. French Troops march to Place de la Republique.
SV. Canadian troops marching.
SV. American troops towards and past camera.
LV. French veterans march onto Place de la Republique.
LV. French veterans lined up at statue of Marshal Eye.
CU. Canadian detachment.
CU. American detachment saluting.
SV. French flag party.
LV. French General BAILLIF and American General FLEYMING salute as Anthems are played.
SV PAN The General inspect troops.
Semi TV. The Parade headed by Canadian detachment.
Semi TV. The Parade.
Semi Top GV. The Parade.
Arrival of the troops at the Place de la Republique.
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Background: During the war, the deeds of the French engineering corps of the Army gained them the title of "Elite Regiment". Today, June 22nd, the city of Mets, which has old and strong military traditions, honoured the engineering troops of France and other countries at a ceremony marking the 8th congress of the French regiment's Old Comrades' association.
Several hundred engineers and ex-engineers were on parade. Canadian and American detachments stood side by side with the French. Gen. Baillif, of France, took the salute accompanied by Gen. Fleyming, of America, who is the Verdun section commander.
The Old Comrades, with a glorious array of colours and banners, stood for a while around the statue of Marshal Ney, then lowered their colours as the three national anthems were played.