George Bidault presides over anniversary celebrations of liberation of Paris. France.
Unissued / Unused material.
Anniversary of liberation of Paris. France.
Various shots of French Army and FFI (French Forces of the Interior) men marching along. MS Georges Bidault presenting some of the men with medals, and kissing them on both cheeks. Various shots of the crowds behind wooden barriers with gendarmes keeping them back.
Various shots units of the French gendarmerie and the forces, in dress uniforms, marching past Bidault who is standing on some steps with other personalities. MS Generals Leclerc and Koenig on the steps. LS Bidault inspecting the men. Various shots of the march. LS everyone saluting as national anthem is played.
Various shots march past of the armed forces etc. MS Bidault speaking in French with Byrnes seated on the platform behind him with other personalities.
Cataloguer's note: sound in second half only.