Retrospective look at life of Marshal Joffre to mark his death in 1931.
Scenes from life of Marshal Joseph Joffre.
Commentary in French. Item appears to be a celebration of Joffre's life to mark his death in 1931. Much of the footage dates from World War One.
Marshal Joffre with Tzar Nicholas II standing in field (brief shot).
CU Joffre in civilian suit, speaking to another French general. VS Joffre hunting with French Premier Georges Clemenceau and unidentified man & woman. Shots of Joffre in field with rifle.
Joffre leads French army high-ranking officers as they inspect troops. Joffre shakes hands with officers and gets into car. Various shots of another military inspection. Joffre & other officers walk towards camera. Joffre stops to look at field guns on left.
City location, possibly during peace conference? Unidentified man in big coat walks past with army officers, he is joined by a British officer. Joffre talks with King George V, in background is French military photographer and newsreel cameraman. CU Joffre & King George V.
Joffre & French President Raymond Poincare, talking while other officers stand nearby. Ship passing. Closer shot of Joffre, A. Balfour and other military and diplomatic VIPs at rail of liner as they arrive in the USA. Disembarking from ship.
Joffre and French VIPs ride in cars in procession. Group of French & American military personnel, including 2 African American men, some civilians in back. Shot looking down at the French VIPs walking through sea of people waving US flags. The party gets into car. Pan on crowd, masses of schoolgirls wave & cheer. Crowd around Arc du Triomphe.