• Short Summary

    Eisenhower makes speech then hands plaque commemorating liberation of Paris to the French.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Paris, France.

    A crowd of military men and civilians watch as General Dwight 'Ike' Eisenhower makes a speech to the people of Paris. He talks of how 2 weeks earlier, French and Allied forces to deliver the 'coup de grace' to the last remaining element of the enemy. A week before the men of the French Forces of the Interior had risen in their wrath and gone onto the streets to drive out the hated invader. He says the glory of having freed the capital belongs to Frenchmen. He talks of the plaque he is presenting today is a temporary one, soon to be replaced by one of enduring metal and they hope it will recall the day of Paris' liberation.

    An American (?) officer reads French translation of speech. A loud plane flies overhead while the man is speaking and people turn to look.

    The plaque is handed over by Eisenhower.

    Frenchman makes reply speech - Mr Prefect? Several cuts in the speech.

    Ceremony could be taking place at Arc de Triomphe.

    Note: several cuts and blank sections of visuals throughout.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2159.11
    Media URN:
    63996
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:31:00 / 01:54:51:00
    Canister:
    UN 1180 A

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