Funeral of Marshal Joseph Joffre takes place in France.
Funeral of Marshal Joseph Joffre; one of France's most popular military leaders; & Commander in Chief of the French Army during the first part of World War One. He died 3/1/1931.
MS President Raymond Poincare making a speech at ceremony, standing in a sort of booth with windows on 4 sides framed by fringed drapes; this is in the middle of a wide street or square with people standing behind him to right and crowd in stands built along the street. CU Poincare speaking. Shot of section of stands; with various French and foreign dignitaries; many military.
CU soldier and elderly man in top hat sit watching. Wide shot French troops marching past stands and more crowds standing an either side. Coffin draped with French flag resting on gun carriage at side of stands. Closer shots soldiers marching. Wide shot over crowd: spectators perched high in the bare branches of the trees. More marching. Procession heading through tall gates. Procession through streets: British guards march past Roman Catholic Church officials. French soldiers walk beside coffin. Cut to brief shot from high above. Then more street level shots of the cortege.