• Short Summary

    General Gruenter hands over the command of S.H.A.P.E. to General Norstad.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Farewell ceremony for General Alfred Gruenter who resigned as Commander of S.H.A.P.E. (Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers in Europe). GV. Troops of many nations and heads of military assembled in S.H.A.P.E. Grounds. SV. Towards, General Gruenther, inspecting troops. GV. The step up. SV. Zoom in as General Gruenther and the man who is to take over, General Norstad saluting. LV. S.H.A.P.E. colours being hoisted at mast. SCU. Lord Ismay watching the proceedings. SV. General Gruenther having a flag given to him and everybody around applauds. On General Gruenther's left is Field Marshal Earl Montgomery. SCU. Marshal Juin who represents French Army, watching. GV. A march past starts, & SV. Troops go by, one leading carrying a flag. SV. Viscount Montgomery, General Gruenther and General Norstad saluting. SV. Zoom in, troops coming by, zoom to robust looking marine. SV. Group of military officials saluting, zoom out. CU. General Norstad smiling after the parade. SV. Back view of the photographers. SCU. General Gruenther and General Norstad standing smiling and they shake hands. Pan down to hands, pan up to smiling faces.

    (F.G.) (Orig "F")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:36:00 / 01:02:44:00

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