France's President Raymond Poincare visits troops on the Somme. France.
Poincare grants honours to troops at Somme. France.
World War One; world leaders; politicians. France's President Raymond Poincare visits troops on the Somme. Along with General Joseph Joffre he bestows honours; decorations; conveys the country's thanks to those who fought. Shot of Poincare followed by Joffre and other officers; walking up road towards camera; and giving a salute; French soldiers on all sides. Same scene; shot from a bit farther and on side: Poincare; Joffre; etc. walk past row of soldiers all saluting; they stop; face soldiers away from camera. Closer shot; side view; Poincare gives a medal; then kisses the man on both cheeks; shakes hands. Another man; then Joffre; also shake hands. Heroes; honours.
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