New French Prime Minister brings peace to Indochina.
Paris and Geneva.
GV Arc de Triomphe. SV Indochina war veterans at Indochina wreath laying ceremony. SV Prime Minister Laniel and Defence Minister Pleven at Unknown Warrior's Tomb. CU Laniel and Pleven. SV wreath to dead of Indochina. SV Laniel walking through hostile crowd. SV & SCU Pleven being mobbed.
GV Quai d'Orsay. SV members of the new government, with President Coty and Mendes-France, the Prime Minister. Mendes France on left of Coty. CU Mendes France and Coty. SV pressmen. CU Mendes France and Coty shaking hands. SV pressmen. SV Mendes France, walking to car. SV Mendes France driving his own car away. GV National Assembly. LV Assembly - interior. SV members of Assembly. SV Mendes France walking to speak from dais. SCU Mendes France speaking.
GV Quai d'Orsay. SV American Bedell Smith saying goodbye to France. SV pressmen. SV Mendes France and Anthony Eden, British Foreign Secretary, shaking hands. CU Mendes France in the French Air Force (still photo). SV Russian Foreign Minister Molotov arriving at Geneva. SV John Foster Dulles American Secretary of State, being greeted by Mendes France at Quai d'Orsay. SCU pan, Dulles and France. SV pressmen. SCU Eden, France and Dulles. GV public clock in Paris, pan down to people reading papers. CU man reading 'France Soir' - "Armistice Imminent" reads headline. SV crowded newstand. CU paper headline, zoom into date - 20th July. CU France clock at midnight (2 shots). Conflict in Indochina has ended. LV Geneva, conference building. SCU Mendes France and Chou-en-Lai, Chinese Premiere, walking out. Chou waves, enters car. SV Mendes France returning to building. SV pressmen. CU Mendes France.