Material from Indochina ( Vietnam ).
Unissued / Unused material.
Indochina material (now Vietnam ).
Various shots of homeless civilians after fire in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City ). CU woman feeding child with soup from bowl. Various shots of civilians sitting about. CU small baby sitting on ground. MS child sat amid belongings. MS child with dog. Various shots refugees, adults and children.
Various shots burning buildings in part of Saigon. In many shots figures of fire-fighters etc are silhouetted against flames. Various shots mass of homeless people. MS General de Lattre de Tassigny conferring with General Salan and Colonel Beauffre inside plane on journey to Hanoi. CU's de Tassigny and Salan. MS de Tassigny, Salan and Beauffre. CU's back view pilot. Aerial views of the Tonkenese Delta area, lately the scene of heavy attacks.
Elevated shot of Tassigny being greeted by Governor Tri at Hanoi. MS de Tassigny and Salan walking along. LS de Tassigny, Salan and Beauffre saluting on airfield. CU men of the French guard of honour. MS de Tassigny saluting flag. MS M Letourneau (French Minister) with Emperor Bao Dai and General de Lattre de Tassigny conferring at the royal palace in Dalat. LS servants serving tea to the guests. MS Letourneau, Bao Dai, and de Tassigny. MS's as they leave room and walk in garden. CU de Tassigny and Bao Dai. MS party in the grounds. MS sign strung across road with bunting, welcoming the guests. LS back view party walking along road. MS local official being presented. MS Letourneau being presented with bouquet. MS small girl presents de Tassigny with bouquet, he kisses her. CU Salan kissing another little girl. MS guests shaking hands with dignitaries. CU woman looking on. MS priests talking to de Tassigny.
MS two soldiers in guard of honour. MS Colours being dipped in salute. LS de Tassigny saluting, Letourneau stands beside him. MS of the men entering Bao Dai's palace. MS Bao Dai receiving them in porch. Numerous shots of work in progress on the construction of the Ba Phuc advanced post, shots include women and children working. Various shots of de Tassigny being introduced to personalities upon arrival at Hanoi. Various shots military band passing in parade. Various shots de Tassigny and others watching. MS parade. MS riflemen in parade. LS military band. Various shots of parade include mobile units and infantry.