The Marial Congress in Lyons, France. French crowd walks with umbrellas in hand. Children and women take part in the procession. Decorative floats on the street. The procession advances over a bridge. Priests perform religious rites during the ceremony. Large crowd gather in front of the Cathedral.
Allied Invasion of Lyon,Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War II on 3 September 1944. Liberated Lyons civilians cheer arrival of the American troops.US sherman tank drives into town. Damaged bridges,railroads and blocked highways. Sign points to a bypass due to bridge out. Major General John W O'Daniel, commander of 3rd Division, crosses river using bypass and directs pursuit of the German forces. French armored division enters Dijon on 11 September 1944. Civilians celebrate their arrival on street. French troops of the Seventh Army join with the French units of Third army. Map of France. American soldiers parade through streets after victory.
Allied troops set off for the final drive of the Liberation of France and Belgium. La Havre: Intensive bombing by Allied bombers at the 2nd port of France. Allied planes in flight, drop bombs. Smoke from the explosions. German positions are covered by Allied target indicators. Soldiers and tanks advance through fields. Smoke and fire from destroyed vehicles and bombardment. The first Allied platoon enters the town. Destroyed buildings and ruins. The dock area, reduced to a complete rubble. Surrendered German soldiers are marched in the streets. Antwerp: Liberation of Antwerp. A convoy of tanks. Allied troops cross a Bailey bridge over the Albert Canal. British Second Army enters the city. Tanks and soldiers. Machine gun fire. The dock side railway head is captured. Civilians welcome the troops. Belgian Forces of Interior and civilians celebrate. Planes drop arms and supplies for the Belgian Army. Soldiers collect the supplies and load it into a cart. Brussels: Members of the Belgian Government lay wreaths at the Brussels war Memorial in tribute to the capital's liberation. Soldiers march. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery is given a grand reception. The Field Marshal in a convertible. He greets the people from a hotel balcony. Lyon: The U.S. Seventh Army liberates Lyon. German snipers fire into crowded streets from a hospital on the banks of Rhone. Soldiers fire back at them. Civilians crouch and take cover. Hospital patients removed to safety. Nurses help a wounded man. French and U.S. troops drive through the city. Civilians shake hands with the soldiers. Collaborationists are disgraces and paraded on the streets. People cheer and celebrate.
Newsreel 'France torn by strikes'. Army guards and Police keeps vigil on strikers in Lyon. Communists inspired strikers at the Great Rail Center of Lyon. A train has been seen leaving. Empty trucks seen standing. Snowfall in Paris.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon visit boys camp in Balmoral, Scotland. King George VI of United KIngdom, Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and two princesses arrive in the Abergeldie Castle camp. King George play games with boys in camp. Shooting at target range. A boys takes photos. The King operates a camera. Boys sitting on ground. The King, the Queen, the princesses and others seated in chairs.
Air raid victims and bomb damaged buildings in Lyon, France during World War II. A motorcade moving on a road. An open car with motorcycle escorts and several cars following in the motorcade. French Marshal Philippe Petain standing in an open car and saluting. A number of people gathered on either side of the road watch the motorcade. A huge crowd gathered in front of a building. Several nuns outside the building. Marshal Petain and a few officers entering a hospital. Marshal Petain meets air raid victims in the hospital. The Marshal and the officers walking through the bomb damaged city. Damaged buildings on a street. The Marshal talking to the civilians.