Arrival of first Viet Minh troops on the bridge, greeted by a French captain.
Hanoi, (Vietnam) Indo-China.
Documentation on file elaborates on Viet Minh troops arriving in Hanoi.
Deserted streets in Hanoi. Sainte-Marie Institution closed. Hai Ba Trung street sign. Pho Le Phung Mieu street sign. Natives making last preparations for leaving. Remaining natives. Old woman looking emaciated (possibly crying) on doorstep. Children - (possibly looking afraid). Arrival of first Viet Minh troops on the bridge, greeted by a French captain. French captain officially greets Viet-Minh officer, helped by translator. Children holding flags, led by teachers, greet Viet Minh soldiers and singing. Children hailing troops. Various shots of native town and Hanoi suburbs, of open shops, flags being hung by natives, with Viet Minh police troops patrolling the streets. Various photographs of Mao Tse Tung. Children returning to school.