Islands and shoreline can seen from the rear of French patrol boat sailing off French Indo China Coast. French sailor pulls anchor chain. Officers on barge of French patrol boat. A sailor throws out anchor from the boat. Shows anchored French patrol boat. Passenger ship 'SS Pasteur' pulls toward the patrol boat. Sailors on patrol boat watch as they pass the passenger ship 'Pasteur'. Shows two sailors seated on the bow of patrol ship. 'SS Pasteur' and two native Junks(Chinese sailing boats) move away from the French boat.
The French naval blockade off the French Indo China coast.French naval soldiers aboard a French vessel, traverse an antiaircraft gun.French sailor armed with gun stands on guard on deck. Vietnamese sailors dock their wooden boats(junks) to the French vessel.French sailors inspect papers and cargo of the junks.The vessel moves on after the inspection.
French military officers seated in a transport aircraft in flight over Indochina. Marius Moutet, French Overseas minister, seated at a table with associate. They read newspaper and book and look out the window. Minister Moutet waves symbolically, out the window. Low level aerial views out airplane cockpit window of several buildings, including Angkor Wat, in Cambodia and a Cathedral. View of many small boats in and on the shore of a river.
Rebellion flares in Hanoi, Vietnam during Indo China War. French troops shell rebel held towns and then move in for bitter in-fighting with machine guns and small arms to mop up the entrenched Vietnamese. Wounded and dead combatants in the ruins. General Jacques-Philippe LeClerc, in charge of the military operation in Indochina, and French oversea minister, Marius Moutet, inspect the area. They move in towns by jeep and army tanks. General George and others standing outside the Pasteur Hospital building, which had been vandalized. Debris and wreckage in buildings. French soldier enters into trench and finds Japanese helmet.
The Indo China War in Indochina. Army trucks move in rebel held towns. French soldiers carry wounded men on litters. Troops fire artillery. Dead people on the ground. Natives sitting. Huts and houses of a town on fire. French soldiers move in the streets. The troops are in action for mopping up entrenched Vietnamese. Vietnamese are being transferred onto a truck.
During his visit to French IndoChina, Marius Moutet, French Overseas Minister, visits King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. Uniformed guards stand before the palace. Minister Moutet arrives in a car and is greeted by the King who has arranged a formal reception for Minister Moutet. Cambodian officials and officers form a line to meet the French Minister. Refreshments are served and officials mingle and converse. The King stands at palace steps and bids Minister Moutet farewell.