• Short Summary

    Streets of Paris filled with mourners for the funeral of their liberator - General Philip Leclerc.

  • Description

    Paris, France. Funeral of General Philip Leclerc, who liberated Paris.

    Library material flashbacks from scenes of the Liberation of Paris from UN 1587 B. Troops drive through crowds of cheering French civilians. General Leclerc chats with officers. Leclerc marches through streets, meets with veterans etc.

    LS Elevated shot of the long funeral procession down the Champs Elysee, to the Arc de Triomphe.

    MS Good shot of the Arc de Triomphe with people filing underneath it.

    MS LS People walking past the coffin in the Arc de Triomphe.

    CU the flame beneath the Arc de Triomphe, surrounded by wreaths.

    MS Pan down of Notre Dame cathedral to the procession taking the Generals body to Les Invalides through crowd lined streets.

    LS Elevated shots of the procession coming up to the Place de La Concorde. Eiffel Tower in background. VS of parade.

    MS Officers of the 2nd armoured Division following the coffin, carrying the General's decorations.

    MS other mourners.

    LS of procession. LS the procession entering Les Invalides.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1199.21
    Media URN:
    41481
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:45:00 / 01:27:56:00
    Canister:
    47/99

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