Footage of of Petain inspecting French solider. France.
Petain's men. France.
World War One. 'Petain's men - heroes of the great drive towards Laon'. Les poilus marchent. French army marching band playing as they march to the right; followed by French soldiers carrying rifles with bayonets. CU same. Petain and French officers review French troops. CU Petain talks to a soldier. 'What the Hun receives before he 'retreats according to plan. -- slow pan on huge piles of shells with path cleared through neatly. Another shot of same. Munitions.