President Auriol attends commemorative service at Arc de Triomphe on VE Day anniversary.
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VE Day Commemoration at Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
Several shots of troops on horseback and on foot, making their way in procession along the Champs Elysees. Military band marches by. Shots of lorry carrying troops in the parade. L/S of the Arc de Triomphe silhouetted against the sky at dusk. Shots of flag bearers in the parade marching towards the Arc de Triomphe.
L/S of veterans in wheelchairs in the parade; they push handles to move themselves along. L/S of four men carrying large wreath of flowers with the words 'Rhin et Danube'. M/S of blind men marching. M/S of one-armed man with several medals carrying a banner and marching along. M/S of Cavalry troops in ceremonial dress with swords on guard.
L/S of car drawing up and President Vincent Auriol of France getting out. He walks towards the Arc de Triomphe. Soldiers or police place large wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Auriol walks slowly to the Tomb and bows his head as people look on. A man puts a pole into the flame of the Tomb - could be lighting it or stoking it? M/S as Auriol and others look on. L/S of flags silhouetted against the sky.