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    French parade in memory of those who died in World War One.

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    Title: "IN PARIS ... An inspiring Military Pageant at Tomb of Unknown Warrior". France.

    M/S of a troop of soldiers, most carrying regimental flags, marching towards the camera, in the background is the shadowy outline of the Arc De Triomphe. Various shots of the soldiers carrying the flags gathered around the Tomb, a pile of wreaths has been placed on top of it. A few seconds of spacing follow.

    M/S of the troops gathered around the tomb, a man carrying a top hat walks along in front of them, as if he were inspecting the ranks. Various shots of a group of high ranking officers and politicians walking past the Tomb, they assemble behind the tomb and stand in silence.

    More shots of troops of soldier, war veterans and dignitaries marching down the Champs-Elysées, away from the Arc De Triomphe. Various shots of important looking French dignitaries and high ranking officers watching the procession of soldiers pass. Various shots of soldiers and sailors marching down the Champs-Elysées. M/S of officers standing behind a barrier at the side of the road, they all salute. More shots of soldiers parading past, one battalion all push bicycles. L/S of troops marching past the Arc De Triomphe. M/S of an officer on a white horse watching the parade. Various shots of armoured cars and other types of military vehicles passing in the parade.

    M/S of a man in a top hat - the French president? - and two senior officers getting into an open topped car. M/S of two cars driving down the crowd lined Champs-Elysées. M/S of war veterans in wheelchairs coming down the Champs-Elysées. More shots of troops marching towards the camera with the Arc De Triomphe in the background. M/S of the pile of wreaths on the tomb, a press photographer fiddling with his camera rushes past.

    Note: most of item seems to be cuts - not edited in chronological order. President Doumergue and Premier Herriot could be amongst dignitaries present.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:19:00 / 01:31:44:00
    G 1138

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