Bao Dai & Pignon in Bamethuot attend the 'Serment d'allegeance' ceremony.
Bao Dai & Pignon in Bamethuot attend the 'Serment d'allegeance' ceremony, presentation of ivory, rice and eggs.
MS Indo Chinese types waiting to see the Emperor MS. The Emperor, accompanied by Mr. Haut Pignon, the French High Commissioner, walking towards protected by sunshades. (2 shots) SCU types looking on MS same as scene 2 SCU types MS. M. Pignon and the Emperor sampling drinks of mois through outsize straws. They pass round from one straw to another. MS. Pignon and the Emperor seated on dais where the Emperor will receive tributes from his subjects MS back view of the two on dais looking towards chiefs lined up in front of dais MS the chiefs lined up in front of dais MS men holding elephant tusks MS. Bao Dai receiving the tributes of his subjects. MS. Elephants parading past dais. Two baby elephants with their mothers included. MS. Elephants parading. Urns in foreground. MS. People watching. MS. Elephants lining up MS. Bao Dai and Pignon on dais watching. MS. Elephants rising from kneeling position and moving off.