While fighting goes on in Indochina, delegates at all levels meet to discuss the end of conflict.
Various (Indochina & Geneva, Switzerland)
GV fighting area at Phuly with explosion. LV explosions over Phuly. SCU light machine gunner firing. LV travel shot, burning trucks, & SV. LV Mr Molotov, Russian Foreign Minister, arriving by plane to Geneva for talks over Indochina. SV Molotov walking to car from plane. SV pressmen. LV French Prime Minister Mendes arriving, & SV as he leaving plane arriving for Geneva talks. SV Vietminh delegates arriving for conference in Trung Gia. SCU French delegates arriving. SV interior, delegates standing with General Dung in centre. SV French delegates standing, Colonel Lennuyeux. GV delegates standing. CU portrait of Ho Chi Minh, pan down to Red Star. LV delegates at table. CU name plate - Van Tien Dung. SCU Dung rising to speak. CU Dung speaking. SCU French secretary taking notes. SCU Colonel Lennuyeux talking. GV shelling and bombing of Phyly. SV artillery gun firing. LV shell bursting on town. SCU gun loaded and fired. LV shell bursting over town. SCU gun firing. LV shell bursting LV plane flying over town. LV bombs bursting on town. SV French troops closing in on town. SV pan, dog running away from battle. SV infantry firing light machine gun. GV building on fire. GV Pther building on fire, & LV. LV refugees and troops walking towards along road with smoke column in background. SV refugee child with dog walking beside road. LV refugees fleeing from village along road. STV machine gunner spraying village. LV towards, refugee family fleeing, father leading carrying child followed by mother carrying baby and small boy carrying another child, mother smiling. SV troops running into position. Back view, refugee family... small boy hands over child. LV French troops outside burning building. SV tank fires into a burning building, pan to burning building. SV infantry running along road, & SV. STV machine gun post firing. SV pan, kneeling soldiers pan to damaged building. STV and old woman climbing up steps amongst rubble. SV front view, GV smoking and burning rubble. GV pan, & GV. SV refugees pulling hand carts loaded with belongings away from devastated area.
(F.G.) (Orig "F") (Title Scene "B")