Kessel in his Academician's suit arriving at Academie Francaise.
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CU. Joseph Kessel with the sword he was presented with for working with De Gaulle's underground fighters during the war. MS. Kessel sitting in armchair reading in his study. GV. Dome of Academie Francaise against the darkening sky. VS. Kessel in his Academician's suit arriving at Academy. VS. Inside Academy during ceremony in which Kessel is officially received into the Academie Francaise.