French troops prepare planes and dig defences for invasion of Laos, Indochina.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
Invasion of Laos, Indochina (now Vietnam).
C/U Propellor spinning on a Bristol aircraft. M/S Pilot in cockpit. L/S Pan typical countryside. General view of French troops digging defence. General view of ground crew doing maintenance on aircraft and bombing up. Ground to air, aircraft flying overhead dropping supplies by parachute.
General view of French troops in positions, parachutes fall around them. M/S of troops preparing defence. M/S of French officers looking on - General de Linaires and Colonel Kergaravat. M/S Loading up ammunition on aircraft. L/S Troops digging in on river side. Aerial view along Mekong River.
General view of a Laotian pagoda. M/S Interior two people kneeling at a Buddhist altar. Aerial view of the royal Palace at Laos. L/S French troops marching along the road. L/S Planes landing a new airfield troops alighting and marching away. L/S Troops marching across a pontoon bridge. M/S Troops marching through woods. Ground to air, aircraft swooping over camera. M/S Jeep being taken from aircraft.