Sir E Stockdale presented with key by Devraigne. Procession with Sword of State & Mace.
Hotel de Ville, Paris, France.
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LS. CS. GV. Hotel de Ville (town hall). MS. CU. Guard lining steps. LS. Looking at entrance to Town Hall, wrought iron gate in f.g. LS. MS. Sir Edmund Stockdale arriving, alights from his car. MS. Sword of State and Mace are carried in. MS. Lord Mayor and Lady Stockdale being received by M. Pierre Devraigne President of Paris Municipal Council and M. Champetier de Ribes. LS. Procession enters Town Hall. MS. Sword of State and Mace are carried into Town Hall, followed by the Lord Mayor and others. LS. BV. as others enter Town Hall showing Lord Mayor and others on platform. LS. Lord Mayor on platform. LS. MS. Audience standing. LS. Lord Mayor listening to M. Devraigne speaking. MS. Lord Mayor listening. MS. VIP's seated. CU. M. Devraigne speaking. GV. Audience seated in the Room of Tapestries, showing chandeliers. CU. Cameramen. LS. Looking down gangway to the platform at the far end showing Lord Mayor. MS. Procession coming towards camera (very dark). MS. CU. Procession passes camera, showing M. Devraigne and Sir Gladwyn Jebb British Ambassador. MS. Sir Edmund Stockdale is presented with a key by M. Devraigne LS. Looking across room, with bowl of roses in f.g. CU. Lord Mayor, M. Devraigne, and Sir Gladwyn Jebb admiring the roses, picture pans to include two women. MS. Arc de Triomphe. CU. The Eternal Flame. MS. Guard of Honour. LS. Lord Mayor standing to attention while Army VIP's salute. LS. Lord Mayor and party walk past guard of honour. MS. Large wreath is laid on tomb of Unknown Warrior, by the Lord Mayor with the help of two others. MS. Lord Mayor and others standing with head bowed. LS. Lord Mayor and others, Eternal flame in f.g. MS. Two French Army VIP's, Eternal Flame in f.g. MS. Two French Army VIP's saluting (General Zeller Governor General of Paris & General Salan). MS. Sword of State and Mace bearers. CU. Wreath with ribbon which says "The Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor of London". LS. GV. Hotel de Ville with traffic passing in f.g. MS. Steeple on roof, showing Union Jack flying. MS. Facade showing Union Jacks. MS. Procession enters, Lord Mayor accompanied by M. Devraigne. CU. Lord Mayor and M. Devraigne meeting people. LS. Sword of State and Mace bearers. MS. Lord Mayor signing the Gold Book. CU. M. Devraigne signs Gold Book. LS. BV. Lord Mayor. MS. M. Devraigne feeling the weight of the Mace, he tells another to hold Mace.
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