U.S. soldiers on riviera in Nice, France. Aerial view of the area. Soldiers seated at tables in a hotel. Buildings along side a waterway. Soldiers aboard boats and motorboats. They talk to girls.
Air Search for United States Air Force aircraft C-47 which crashed in French Italian Alps. French Honor Guard at funeral rites at Nice Airport, France. Officers salute funeral rites. Colonel Rizon, Commander of the 84th Air Rescue Group headed the rescue mission. Members salute as casket is moved. French Honor Guard stands at attention. Italian motorcycle police. Pall bearers remove caskets from hearses and carry them to C-119. Motorcycle guard stands at attention. Funeral procession. Funeral wreath presented by City of Nice to the American passengers killed in crash. Crew chief closes door of aircraft.
The armistice treaty marks the end of World War 1. United States troops stroll and enjoy sightseeing at a park in Nice, France, near Le Monument du Centenaire (Centennial Monument) located on La Promenade des Anglais. Several people sit on benches in gardens. Men carry flags. A band of soldier musicians entertain by playing popular music. One soldier dances. U.S. soldiers visit ancient Roman ruins at at the Trophee des Alpes situated in La Turbie, about 15Km from Nice in the hills above Monaco.
Air Search for United States Air Force aircraft C-47 which crashed in French Italian Alps. Paramedics prepare to board a C-47 for personnel and equipment drop in crash site area. Paramedics don their gear before boarding C-47. Major Rufus Hessberg, Sergeant Curtiss and Sergeant Pollier of 84th Air Rescue Squadron of Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany get ready. Sergeant Curtiss inspects gear of paramedics. Paramedics board a C-47 aircraft.
Air Search for United States Air Force aircraft C-47 which crashed in French Italian Alps. A sign reads 'Operations and flight plans'. French villa used as temporary headquarters for 84th Air Rescue Group. Air Rescue Squadron Personnel relax on sidewalk in front of building. Air Rescue Squadron Personnel wait for take off schedule. Colonel Robert Walker and Major Vance, Operation Officer in front of the temporary operations building at Nice Airport.
Film opens with map showing lower France and Mediterranean areas.However, it shows images covering primarily the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) under German occupation. German infantry march along a road. A flight of German FW-190 Fighter airplanes flies inland from the Mediterranean Sea and crosses low above a harbor. Change of scene shows a single fighter plane buzzing the Marseille Port. (It looks like a P-47 with invasion stripes. But It does not draw any anti-aircraft fire.) Camera tracks it from vantage point at the Marseille Basilica, high above the harbor. Brief view of the Basilica as the aircraft passes. A glimpse of the Marseille Port below from the Basilica. View of the Marseille Transporter Bridge designed by Ferdinand Arnodin and built in 1905. (It was destroyed after these films were made, in 1944.) A German soldier peering through binoculars in front of a 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling, quad anti-aircraft gun position. Another one is seen in the background. Several more views of German anti-aircraft and other gun emplacements protecting the Marseille Port, including 88mm guns, heavy machine guns, and coastal defense guns. Scene shifts to German soldiers marching near the French Riviera beach and palm trees. Italian cavalry are seen riding in formation, ostensibly from Nice. Italian soldiers in trucks are being transported along the Riviera waterfront. A road sign points toward Toulon at 6.3 kilometers away. (So this location is probably near Sanary-sur-Mer.) View of the Toulon harbor, where the French battleship Provence, scuttled in 1942, is seen settled low in the water at a pier.