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  • Short Summary

    General Charles De Gaulle meets the people of Lyon and lays wreaths on memorial plaques.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations unknown or unclear.

    Lyon, France - September 1947.

    General Charles De Gaulle visits Lyon.

    Several shots of De Gaulle walking along the streets of Lyon and shaking hands with people in the crowds.

    Shots of De Gaulle walking in the Place Bellecours, the large square in Lyon.

    De Gaulle salutes the monument to General Charles Brosset, one of the underground workers, and lays a wreath upon it. C/U of the plaque on the monument, panning to the wreath on it.

    People walk through the streets in a procession behind De Gaulle. Crowds of people applaud and give him a warm welcome.

    De Gaulle salutes another plaque and lays another wreath at the base.

    M/S profile of De Gaulle speaking (mute) to the enormous crowd. L/S of De Gaulle on the rostrum panning to the Cross of Lorraine on the front of it.

    Note: emulsion runs down through sound head - film is quite badly scratched.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:22:00 / 01:42:24:00
    UN 1811 F

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  1. Unknown user says

    For information Charles de Gaulle is seen in Place Terreaux at the City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) then walking down Rue de la Republic and saying his speech at Place Bellecour.
    Not sure exactly were the plaques are.

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  2. Unknown user says

    When the crowd reaches the bottom of Rue de la Republic you can see the PATHE cockerel on top of the cinema in the background. The cinema and the Pathe cockerel still exist today.

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