• Short Summary

    Large funeral procession for Maginot, former French Minister of War.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Paris - France accords a National Funeral - to M. Maginot - late Minister of War & great Patriot - he volunteered and served as a 'Poilu' in 1914."

    Paris, France.

    Military band lead procession. Large flower decorated horse drawn vehicles are part of the parade. The coffin passes by. It is carried on a horse drawn gun carriage and is draped in the French flag, the tricolour. The soldiers in the foreground lower their swords as the courtage passes. Various dignitaries walk alongside and behind the coffin. Following them are soldiers who carry what appear to be Monsieur Andre Maginot's decorations and medals. Next in the procession comes a group of men all carrying flags.

    Rear shot of the procession moving towards a building silhouetted against the sky. It could be Les Invalides.

    Man on a podium (possibly Pierre Laval) makes a speech in French about Maginot, Minster of War.

    Large parade of troops, in the foreground are a military band. High angle shot of troops marching. Different shot, troops march past the coffin. A man is conducting the band in the foreground.

    (Natural sound only - no commentary.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:34:00 / 01:35:33:00

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