• Short Summary

    Anniversary of D-day landings marked - French President and British dignitaries present.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE MESSAGE OF CAEN".

    Caen, France.

    General view of beach at Arromanches. Close up shot of a notice 'Arromanches-les-bains Port Winston'. Top shot, ruins of the town of Caen. Long shot of people walking amongst the ruins. Close up shot of notice reading 'Caen Cherbourg'. French President Vincent Auriol looking over ruins of Caen. Top shot of the ruins. President Auriol and party of dignitaries entering square, crowd and troops gathered. Children looking on. President Auriol embrace recipient of medal, who shows his medal to crowd. Children applauding. Close up shot of the medal on pillow held aloft. President Auriol embracing and kissing children. President Auriol walking in front of line of women - they are wearing black, probably widows of the men who died in battle.

    War Cemetery at Arromanches. President Auriol laying wreath. Long shot of the graves. General view of derelict Caen. Grass growing from rubble in foreground. Long shot of the ruins with part of destroyed cathedral in foreground. Woman hanging out washing, cathedral in background.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:56:00 / 01:52:21:00

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