Scenes from French transport strike and De Gaulle's tour of France.
Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.
People standing on lorry waiting to go to work during transport strike. Exterior of station, pan to man looking at map. High angle shot of train station platform showing empty track. Empty bus shelter. Group of people looking at map. General view of busy street. Close up shot of a car passing gendarme. Lorry crowded with workers going along street. Workers climbing into back of lorry. Close up shot of writing on side of wagon 'Montparnasee'. Close up shot of a clock showing time - five to nine.
De Gaulle's Tour of France.
Long panning shot of crowd at station waiting for arrival of General Charles De Gaulle. De Gaulle in crowd, shaking hands with people. Man's hands giving victory sign in foreground. Travel shot, people on kerb applauding. Close up shot of the crowd applauding. General view, crowd listening to De Gaulle. Rostrum in background with Cross of Lorraine above. High angle panning shot of the crowd applauding. High angle shot of the crowd applauding. Close up shot of De Gaulle talking into mikes gesticulating characteristically.
Possibly connected with 48/80 - MD.