Liberation parade in unknown French town, women collaborators have heads shaved.
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Allied invasion of occupied Europe - French Liberation Parades, unknown town in France.
M/S French World War One veterans holding flags. Various shots crowds in town square. Various shots people carrying bouquets of flowers. Various shots victory parade going through streets, a civilian brass band leads the way.
Various shots Maquis / French Resistance fighters shaving heads of young women - German Collaborators. Hair cuts take place in public with crowd watching. C/U man stamping on locks of cut hair on ground. M/S two middle aged women fighting, an amused gendarme steps in and splits it up. Various shots collaborators on back of truck with Maquis and a drummer. More shots of women having head shaved.
Various shots crowds marching through streets. L/S of banners hanging from Hotel de Ville reading: "Vive de Gaulle, Vive les Allies, Vive L'Amerique". People lay flowers on war memorial. Officers and dignitaries are gathered around memorial. People lower flags of Free France. More shots parade - USAF airmen, American GIs are also present.