Political problems in France stem from a clash of ideologies.
CU Pathe cameraman filming with his newsreel camera.
MS a group of French ministers on the steps of the National Assembly in Paris. Robert Schuman, the new premier, Vincent Auriol, (President) and Georges Bidault, Foreign Minister. MS Schuman and another man leaving the national assembly. LS General elevated shot of a scene outside a French assembly.
LS General elevated shot of a scene outside a French railway station during a rail strike, showing luggage piling up. MS a train in a platform in a deserted station. MS Piles of wooden crates CU Two nuns pushing a railway barrow, loaded with sacks. MS a queue of people with piles of luggage.
LS a deserted Seine-side jetty with idle barges on the river. MS three tall chimneys (not smoking) silhouetted against the sky. CU a deflated gasometer. MS Two gendarmes outside a deserted railway station. MS a train in a platform in a deserted station. Shots of silent industry.
Elevated shot of strike / protest march.
MS of Communist trade union leader Maurice Tourez. VS of protest march in Paris - Tourez speaks to gathering.
MS of Charles De Gaulle speaking - Vive La Republic, Vive La France. - Singing Le Marseilles with large crowd.