French President Vincent Auriol visits Reims and Epernay. France.
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French President Vincent Auriol on tour of Reims and Epernay. France.
MS President Vincent Auriol at dinner at the Hotel de Ville in Reims where he made a speech. Various shots people clapping. CU a cleric listening. Various shots Auriol standing up in open car, driving with motorcycle escort upon arrival at Reims. MS people applauding. Various shots as he walks through town and people applaud. MS flag flying from flagpole. Various shots crowds assembled at war memorial. MS Auriol laying wreath on memorial. Pan down as he dips sword in everlasting flame. MS as he stands to attention before memorial. MS onlookers. CU Auriol pinning medal of valour on cushion to decorate the town. CU medal.
Various shots of military parade and Auriol watching from dais. Various shots people watching including Schneiter, Health Minister, and Jacquinot. CU General Zeiler and others watching. MS tanks. Exterior view Reims Cathedral as Auriol's car pulls up. Various shots spectators. Interior cathedral as Auriol shakes hands with bishop. Exterior pan down front of cathedral to Auriol and others leaving. MS Auriol waving as he walks past. Various shots crowds. MS Auriol arriving at Hotel de Ville.
LS crowd and service personnel gathered at the Monument to the Resistance Martyrs in Epernay. Auriol mounts steps and shakes hands with official. MS Resistance workers carrying flag. LS monolith unveiled on monument. CU names of martyred Resistance workers on plaque. MS Auriol laying wreath on monument. CU wreath. MS dipped flags. Various shots Resistance workers, one wears concentration camp uniform. MS spectators. CU Auriol. LS spectators. LS of scene.