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  • Short Summary

    The old and new presidents of France lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

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    Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysee and the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.

    Various shots of the new French President, General Charles de Gaulle, and Rene Coty, the retiring President, driven in full state cortege up the Champs Elysee preceded and followed by horse guards Republicans, and motorcycle police. CU French flag waving inthe breeze. Various shots of de Gaulle and Coty leaving car and making their way to Unknown Warrior's tomb under the Arc de Triomphe. LS. of de Gaulle as he rekindles the light over the tomb. CU. of tomb. LS.CU.General de Gaulle and Coty observing a minute's silence, zoom away to L.S. Various shots of de Gaulle taking his leave of Rene Coty entering car and being driven off. Various shots of de Gaulle's drive in open car along the Champs Elysee, past cheering crowds. LS. of de Gaulle getting out of car and entering the Elysee Palace. CU. of Michel Debre, new French Prime Minister entering Palace. CU. of Michel Debre, leaving Palace, photographers and reporters surrounding him. CU. of Michel Debre.


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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:
    01:01:30:00 / 01:08:03:00
    UN 3173 B

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