Various shots of some of the 40,000 strong French army occupying the German Ruhr valley.
Item title reads - Ruhr valley occupied by 40,000 French troops including armoured cars, cavalry batteries of artillery and tanks. Germany.
Intertitle - 'In Essen - home of Krupp's famous Works and centre of the Ruhr coalfields.'
M/S of cars driving through streets, people stand at the side. Troops ride through on horses, Marshal Foch talks to another military officer then gets on his horse and rides off. M/S of lorries and soldiers marching down the street, some are on horses, armoured cars drive through, someone films them. Military officials stand around. Soldiers pose for the camera, one holds a flag. Various shots of soldiers eating. L/S of soldiers in woods, a group look at a map. Various shots of troops making their way down the streets with supplies on carriages. Marshal Foch and others enter a building.
Intertitle - 'German population were overawed by the imposing display of force.'
The camera pans over people behind troops. Two soldiers sit down, we see the armoured cars again, C/U of Marshal Foch.