Funeral of General Philip Leclerc in Paris - cuts from 47/99.
Unissued / unused material.
Funeral of General Philip Leclerc, Paris, France.
Good shots of the Arc de Triomphe with people filing towards it. Various shots of the people filing beneath the Arc, past Le Clerc's coffin on top of tank. M/S people laying flowers round the body. Pan up from people below to the top of Arc. C/Us list of battles engraved inside the Arc. More shots of people filing past, some crossing themselves. Elevated shots of the Champs Elysee, crowds watch the coffin being brought to the Arc on back of tank. Good shots of the Arc de Triomphe, showing the cortege passing beneath it, unfortunately scaffolding is seen on right. Elevated shots of VIP mourners and grieving family filing past tank bearing coffin.
Various shots ship "Patrie" in dock, on board is the General's body. L/S the coffin being borne down the gangplank. People on the quayside salute and service representatives present arms as the coffin passes. One of the ship's guns fires a salute. C/U the two sons of the dead General on the quayside. M/S the coffin is put into a lorry, while ranks of sailors and soldiers stand to attention.
Good shots of the dome of Les Invalides, in Paris, floodlit. Various shots of a torch light procession as the coffin is borne through the streets of Paris, spectators line the route. L/Ss coffin in Les Invalides. M/S the General's effects (uniform, medals etc.) in front of the coffin. Various shots people filling past the coffin in Les Invalides. Various shots coffin being driven on a tank to the Arc de Triomphe, with a motorcycle escort. M/S eternal flame at tomb of the unknown soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, with the tank in the background. A high ranking army officer saluting the coffin. General views of the Arc de Triomphe. Elevated shots of crowds packing the street. Soldiers carrying American flags march under the Arc. This item is the cuts from newsreel story "FUNERAL IN PARIS OF GENERAL LECLERC" in Gazette issue 47/99.