Armistice Day in Paris in 1949. France.
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Armistice Day - Paris. France.
LS troops marching out of Les Invalides. LS Les Invalides. MS Troops carrying flags along street. MS Onlookers on street corner. MS Towards troops marching along. CU Troops filing past. CU American Legion man saluting. MS Elevated troops marching along the Champs Elysees. LS Back view troops marching towards the Arc de Triomphe. MS Elevated troops marching along the Champs Elysees. CU Types in parade carrying flags pan up to flags. MS Towards naval band leading naval contingent. CU The Arc de Triomphe with troops marching past in foreground.
MS Troops marching along. CU Troops bearing flags in procession. LS and MS Back view troops marching towards the Arc de Triomphe. (3 shots). CU The tricolour flying beneath the Arc de Triomphe. MS Guards lined up. LS MS President Vincent Auriol, standing up in open car arriving at the Arc de Triomphe. MS Guardsmen bearing colours. MS President Auriol standing to attention before colours. Officers behind him salute. CU The colours. CU President Auriol bowing to colours. LS, and MS President Auriol arriving at the Arc de Triomphe. CU Guardsmen lined up.
CU Mr Bruce. US Ambassador, with Dean Acheson and General Pierre Koening. MS Georges Bidault greeting Dean Acheson. CU Bruce and Acheson. CU The Arc de Triomphe. CU The tricolour flying beneath the archway. CU The flag. LS Servicemen lined up for ceremony. MS President Auriol laying wreath on tomb of Unknown Warrior. CU Head and shoulders of guardsmen types. (2 shots). CU Auriol standing with bowed head before tomb pan to General Koening saluting. CU Koenig saluting.
LS Auriol and Koenig standing before Tomb of Unknown Warrior. MS Auriol and Koenig walking away from the tomb. MS Auriol walking away. LS Auriol driving past lined up troops in open car. LS Elevated crowd gathered to watch ceremony. LS Towards ex-servicemen and invalids in procession. MS Two men being pushed along in wheelchairs. CU Towards blind veteran and wife in procession. CU Crippled veteran limping along. CU Feet of veterans walking along with aid of sticks. MS Towards two men bearing wreath.
LS and MS Towards ex-servicemen in procession. MS Spectators. MS Men in striped jackets, probably ex-inmates of concentration camps, in procession. MS Back view procession walking towards Arc de Triomphe. MS Veterans in procession. MS The veterans gathered before the Arc de Triomphe. MS Large wreath being laid. MS Veterans standing to attention. CU Wreaths. MS Veterans standing before tomb of Unknown Warrior. CU Head and shoulders of colour bearer. CU Head shot of veteran. CU The eternal flame on the Unknown Warrior's tomb burning. CU Tricolour flying beneath Arc de Triomphe.