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    General de Gaulle at Victory Parade in Saarbruken.

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    Unused / unissued material.

    Saarbruken, Germany.

    Various shots General Charles de Gaulle being driven past cheering crowds with French flag - victory parade. C/U poster: "General de Gaulle, Truppen-Parade" , date is given as 3rd October, 1945. Various shots de Gaulle walking down steps of municipal building. Various shots troops and tanks marching through war damaged town, could be Saarbruken, Germany (on French-German border). L/S cathedral. Various shots bomb sights, de Gaulle passes in open topped car. Various shots de Gaulle inspecting French troops in town square. Various shots de Gaulle driving through countryside, the convoy of cars passes the Maginot line of antitank defences. The de Gaulle convoy arrives at another town, crowds cheer. More shots bomb sights. Various shots tanks driving through town, most buildings they pass have been damaged in the fighting. Various shots de Gaulle unveiling war memorial. Various shots de Gaulle inspecting French sailors. De Gaulle gets on board a river launch. The launch goes down river passing factories and mills, de Gaulle waves at crowds on banks. Various shots cheering crowds, amongst crowds are girls wearing traditional national costume.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:04:35:00
    UN 1288 A

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