Monsieur Marius Moutet, member of the French cabinet, heads a mission to Indo China.
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Monsieur Marius Moutet, member of the French cabinet, heads a mission to Indo China / Vietnam in an attempt to settle the strife there.
MS Passengers seated inside the Air liner. CU Moutet looking out of the plane window. LS Aerial view of the countryside as the plane passes over. The temple of Ankhor can be seen amid the scrubby landscape. VS other aerial views.
VS Moutet is greeted upon arrival by Thierry D'Argenliev CU of D'Argenliev. LS They inspect a French guard of honour at the airfield. CU Moutet, D'Argenliev and M Hoah, President of the Provisional Government of Indo China at a reception in the Governor's Palace. CU head and shoulders of Moutet. VS General Jaques Leclerc arriving at Saigon. LS He inspects troops and chats to officers. LS the Governors Palace at Saigon with troops paraded in the grounds. MS Inside Leclerc is greeted by Moutet and Admiral Auboyneau.
LS A street in Indo China, taken from a fast moving car. VS Annamese children lining the street, wave flags. VS Moutet passes along a row of Annamese seated cross legged on the ground and collects gifts of flowers from each. He is accompanied by SE Outhong, Finance minister and M. de Raymond, French High Commissioner. LS the Buddhist temple of That Luding. VS The Pagoda Vat Praked. (Good examples of Oriental architecture.) MS the Buddha of Vat Seakat which the party stop to look at. CU Close ups of smart local troops in tunics and pith helmets. (Vietnam is new name for provinces of Tonkin and Annam in Indochina.)
(Lavender & Mute.) Material dates from around January 1947.