King Alexander of Yugoslavia shot down in Marseilles, France. On his state visit to France, the king was greeted by the French foreign Minister Louis Barthou. King Alexander and Louis Barthou seated in a car moves along the streets of Marseilles. People gather to greet them. King and the Foreign Minister were shot down by a killer. Buildings along the sides of the street. People running on the street. The assassin is grabbed and beaten by police. Dead body of King Alexander beside the car. Finishes with a scene of the new monarch in Yugoslavia, eleven year old King Peter II, eating a plate of food and smiling for the camera.
Opening scene shows the commercial ship, Imerethie II, tied up to a pier at her homeport, Marseille, France, on a misty day. Camera pans along the wharf briefly, where small boats are tied. Large ships are seen moving in the port in the background throughout the film. Scene shifts to another area of the port where a German Zerstörer 1934 class destroyer is seen docked. Crew members are seen moving about on deck. Next, two armed Spanish civil war combatants, in utility coats and stocking caps are seen in closeup, stepping up to a dock and taking up positions as walking sentries. Two more Spanish combatants are also seen, one, possibly a flier, wearing a Nationalist officer's side cap.
Allied Invasion of Marseilles, Southern France following Operation Dragoon. 23 August 1944. French forces enter Marseilles and engage any remaining Germans. French Algerian soldiers of the 3rd Algerian Division in firing positions. Soldiers walk to Fort Saint Nicolas. Body of executed man in Fort Saint Nicolas. Dead and wounded soldiers. Street defenses set up by enemy. Gun emplacements. Docks,warehouses and port facilities deliberately destroyed by retreating German forces. Part of ship with swastika visible just above water line. Bomb damaged hangers and aircraft at airport. Wrecked French planes with German markings. Liberated Marseillaise cheer Algerian troops. Officers converse.
French General Charles De Gaulle and other French officers in Marseilles, France during World War II. General Charles De Gaulle and other officers arrive in Marseilles. Officers salute the General. A man takes pictures. Other officers behind the General. A crowd gathered on the side of the path look on. General De Gaulle salutes. Officers with the General also salute. Trees and building in view. General De Gaulle inspects the French sailors holding rifles standing in a line. General De Gaulle walks with the other officers on a path in front of a building.
French children from Marseilles, France are quartered at a hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany. Exterior of the hotel where the children from Marseilles are quartered. The children leave the hotel. A sign on the hotel reads as 'Colonie des enfants de Marseille'. Children play on lawns. The hotel in the background. An outdoor class: the children at desks. A teacher teaches them. The children learn. The children walk on a road past road markers and signs.
A film titled 'Mediterranean: Progress in Southern France' shows the wrecked buildings and port in Marseilles in France from Allied bombing and demolition by retreating German forces during World War II. Ruined buildings, warehouses, docks, and ships scuttled to prevent entry to the harbor. Allied forces detour around a destroyed bridge.