• Short Summary

    Mayor of Leicester presents regimental colours to General Petit of Free French Forces.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Colours to Free French Forces".

    Leicester, Leicestershire.

    Panning shot of British and Free French troops on parade. C/U of Free French soldier at attention with sabre drawn. Various shots of the ceremony where the Mayor of Leicester hands the new colour to General Petit (Chief-of-staff of the Free French Forces). The colours are a gift from the people of Leicester. Camera pans with the General as he leaves the platform and presents the Colour to the Colour Party. C/U of the new Colour. M/S of Colour Party as they march through the streets, pan back to the troops who are marching behind the Colour Party .

    The regimental Colours will become the standard of an African regiment of the Free French Forces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1113.19
    Media URN:
    38764
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:56:00 / 01:24:07:00
    Canister:
    41/33

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