French Commissioner signs agreement with Prince of Laos.
Unissued / unused material.
Franco-Lahotien / Vietnam Agreement signed, Laos / Vietnam.
MS M. Pignon, French High Commissioner to Indochina and two uniformed Indochinese men taking salute at review of troops. CU soldier. Various shots crowd watching. Various shots troops marching past. CU officers chatting. Various shots girls in national costume. LS bustling market.
MS M. Pignon walking across airfield at Vietiane and being greeted by French official and Prince Boun-Oum and another man. M/S soldiers, some French. CU M. Pignon. MS M. Pignon inspecting troops. CU soldiers.
MS M. Pignon looking at Buddhist priests at prayer (2 shots). CU priests praying. CU old people holding out gifts of bowls of flowers for Pignon (2 shots). MS Pignon walking along line of girls squatting on ground, collecting flowers. CU girls holding out bowls of flowers. CU Pignon collecting flowers.
MS M. Pignon entering car. Car drives off. CU Laos flag. Girls walking along road holding parasols. MS Pignon's car passing waving to people at roadside. Various shots crowd of people with banners in French - seem to be pro-independence for Laos?
LS Pignon and other French officials saluting. CU Prince Hereitier Savang. CU Prince Savang and Prince Boun-Oum. MS Prince Pignon and other French officials walking up steps of Palace and being received by Prince Savang. Back view party entering palace. Interior of M. Pignon speaking before signing agreement. LS crowds outside palace, children wave flags. Various shots Pignon and Prince Savang signing agreement. MS. Interior of M. Pignon speaking before signing agreement. Pignon and Prince Savang come out of Palace. Pignon walks to and enters car. Date given on old record is 01/03/1950.