President Coty of France attending the procession in Rouen celebrating the 500th anniversary of St Joan's rehabilitation by the Church.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
CU Pan down to building to President René Coty of France heading procession, a tribute to St Joan of Arc on the 500th anniversary of her rehabilitation by the Church. LS Steeples of Cathedral pan down. MS Coty and bishop (?) walking to Cathedral entrance. MS Coty being met, and shaking hands with another bishop (?). CU Stone carving over entrance to Cathedral. pan down to door. MS People watching from a wooden balcony. LS Cathedral pan down to procession and a cart drawn by oxen. MS The float with Joan of Arc, passing camera. MS Procession of mounted riders in medieval armour, coming towards camera. MS Joan of Arc on float. MS Girls in costumes carrying bunches of flowers, passing camera. CU Girls in native costume, towards camera. MS Tableaux passing camera. CU Spectators watching in a crowded side street. CU English contingent in the parade, walking past camera, with banner reading "Homage to St Joan of Arc from England". MS Float representing Joan of Arc raising the siege of Orleans passes. CU President Coty watching. MS Girls in medieval costume throwing bouquets of flowers into the river. CU Flowers floating on river. CU President Coty stoking the everlasting flame marking the spot in the Place du Vieux Marche where Joan was burned at the stake, aged 19, in 1431. CU Cavalry band with buglers passing camera. CU and MS. English naval contingent walking in front of camera. CU The flame burning in front of the statue of Joan of Arc.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 25/06/1956.