Various news stories from around France.
Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.
Paris - Night shot, cyclists at start of Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle race. Starter with long moustache drops flag. Night shot, start of the race, pan to back view. Long shot of cyclists pressing on through the night. Car headlamps following. Long shot of the rooftops at dawn. Back view, cyclists pressing on. Various close up shots of the contestants cycling.
Paris - Camera cases and cameras on steps outside Elysee Palace. Close up shot of Edouard Herriot walking out and talks to reporters. Long shot of the new cabinet posing on steps of Elysee Palace. Robert Schumann, Vincent Auriol and Andre Marie to the fore. Close up shot of Schumann and Auriol.
Brest - Close up shot of the cyclist starting again after refresher at Brest. Close up shot of a priest cycling along with contestants. Benoit Faure, French hope, cycling along road with priest at his side. Cyclists leaving Brest pass the tail end of race - those going into Brest. Close up shot of cameraman asleep in back of car.
La Celle St. Claud - Mr Dore, father of French quadruplets, being congratulated by woman. Close up shot of Mr Dore holding up four fingers. Two male nurses and two female nurses holding up quads and posing with them. Close up shot of Mrs Dore lying in bed - looks exhausted. Nurses placing babies in cradles.
Paris - End of cycle race back in Paris. Long shot of the cyclists pressing on followed by car. Close up shot of cyclists riding along. Back view, cyclists riding in rain. Crowds at roadside looking on. Close up shot of the winner, M. Hendrix of Belgium, being congratulated. Close up shot of Robert Schumann talking to reporters.
Possibly connected with 48/74 - MD.