General Koenig retires as Commander in Chief of the French occupation forces in Germany.
LS. General Pierre Koenig, French Military Governor in Germany, and his successor, General Guillaume, saluting the troops on field in Germany - General Koenig is retiring and General Guillaume is taking his duty. Various shots of the troops with banners in the air. Several shots of the two generals inspecting the troops and saluting. LS. Elevated shot, General Koenig and others walking towards the Kehl bridge, which crosses to Strasbourg. LS. Elevated shot, General Koenig and others walking towards bridge. MS. General Koenig, General Guillaume and another officer walking onto bridge (2 shots), & MS. SCU. General Koenig and General Guillaume shaking hands. Line of military attaches waiting on the bridge. MS. General Koenig shaking hands with foreign military attaches. Crowd watching. MS. General Koenig and General Guillaume walking towards bridge (3 shots). MS. General Koenig receives bouquet from a small girl, General Guillaume looks on. CU. Head shot, profile of General Koenig.
(Mute. Dupe Neg.)
Date found in the old record - 13/08/1949.