Dien Bien Phu falls + demonstrations across France triggered by sacking of Marshal Juin.
Dien Bien Phu.
GV pan, French artillery bombarding enemy positions in Dien Bien Phu. CU, SV & CU gun firing. AV aircraft dropping paratroops and equipment on Dien Bien Phu. SV supplies leaving aircraft. AV paratroops and supplies sailing down. SV tanks firing at rebels. SV bullets crashing through dense undergrowth. SV infantry working way through undergrowth. SV infantry men scaling hill. CU infantryman with machine gun. SV infantry firing rifles at enemy. CU machine gun firing. SV & CU pan, infantry firing at enemy. SV soldier clambering up hillside (2 shots). CU machine gunner firing. SV wounded being brought back. SV wounded soldier being bandaged. SV wounded soldier being attended to. CU slightly wounded type puffing cigarette. SV another wounded soldier being brought in on rope sling. SV wounded being attended to as another wounded man is carried in on a hammock borne by native bearers.
LV Arc de Triomphe. SV Indo-China veterans marching to the Arc de Triomphe, & LV and SV. GV veterans and crowd massed before the unknown soldier's grave. SV flag bearers before the grave. SV Prime Minister Joseph Laniel and Defence Minister Rene Pleven standing before grave. CU Laniel and Pleven. LV wreaths around the tomb. CU wreath commemorating dead in Indo-China. SV sign post Annebault. LV the funeral of Marshal Juin's brother-in-law. SV & SCU Juin being interviewed by reporters. CU Juin. SV Prime Minister Laniel leaving Indo-China veterans ceremony through hostile crowd. SV Pleven trying to force way through hostile crowd. SCU crowd forcing Pleven back. SV Pleven in centre of milling mob. CU milling crowd being held by police. SV Pleven who has lost glasses struggling through mob. STV Pleven looking distressed struggling through mob.
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