Funeral of wartime military leader, General Giraud in Paris.
Unissued / unused material.
Funeral of wartime military leader, General Giraud, Paris, France.
Various shots funeral procession going down Champs Elysees towards Arc de Triomphe C/U 2 French women. Various shots French military guard of honour standing by the tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe. French Ministers & mourners walking to the spot. French officers salute. The procession drives down Champs Elysees with Arc de Triomphe in background.
M/S three men in silhouette saluting, Dome of Les Invalides seen in background. L/S church of St. Louis des Invalides. Hearse arrives outside Les Invalides. Hearse passes slowly past cavalry. Pall bearers bears coffin towards Les Invalides. Various shots French Ministers and French army officers. Pallbearers and coffin enter Les Invalides. French Ministers and officers in the front of Les Invalides.
Various shots crowd filing past the coffin in Les Invalides, some people cross themselves. C/U cushion with two of Giraud's medals on display. C/U French army officers standing to attention. More shots crowds filing past. L/S Les Invalides, the pallbearers bring coffin out to gun carriage. The coffin are drawn by horses to the Esplanade des Invalides.
Various shots of procession moving along, French army officers & women mourners following the coffin. Flags being dipped as procession passes. C/U flags being dipped. L/S procession coming out of gateway of Les Invalides. M/S crowd looking on. L/S coffin on view in the Esplanade des Invalides. Various shots coffin on gun carriage attended by members of armed forces. M/S 3 officers of armed forces holding cushions which display Giraud's decorations.
Premier Henri Queille, unidentified man & President Vincent Auriol. C/U Paul Ramadier speaking. M/S army officers listening. Various shots funeral procession: coffin on gun carriage & French motorcycle columns, cavalry, bands, French naval contingent, and French infantry marching past. C/U French military flag. More shots military parade, including French air force unit and French marines marching past. M/S Elderly officers saluting. C/U one officer. L/S gun carriage and army officers lining the route. Elevated shot top of carriage on which Giraud's army jacket and coat lie. L/S Les Invalides. Date given on old record is 18/03/1949.