Funeral of French general Phillip Leclerc in Paris.
General Phillip Leclerc, first to enter liberated Paris in 1945, who was killed in a recent air crash, is accorded a full military burial in Paris. MS. Ex-servicemen, carrying flags in the funeral procession. Various shots of the coffin inside Notre Dame cathedral - very dark, hardly seen at all.
CU. One woman with her handkerchief to her eyes as the coffin passes through crowded street. CU. The coffin passing on a gun carriage. MS. Important mourners, service chiefs and members of the General's family, following behind in the procession, marching through crowds, fronted by lines of flag bearing troops.
Various shots of the tanks in the procession arriving at Les Invalides. Mass crowd looking on. MS. The horse drawn coffin arriving at Les Invalides cemetery followed by flag bearers and cars with wreaths and flowers. LS. Elevated shot of crowds with umbrellas up in La Place de la Concorde. Various shots of the funeral procession moving along streets. Various elevated and ground shots of the cortege along with long procession passing along the Rue Rivoli. LS. The cortege weaving around the Concorde. LS. The procession halts in front of Les Invalides. CU. The coffin on a gun carriage, drawn by white horses, passing. It has an escort of French service chiefs. LS. A shot taken from inside the courtyard, of the procession entering the gates of Les Invalides. MS. The coffin being carried into Les Invalides.
Information found in the old record - Mute Lav. - Cuts 47/99.