Festivities during the Inauguration of "Monument aux Bigoudens" in Pont l'Abbe, Bretagne (Brittany) France. Large crowd of children and adults in traditional Breton costume. People hold flags. They proceed down a town street toward the waterfront. There, on a large wharf, a sailing vessel is docked (no sails visible) and groups of men view the festivities from its masts and rigging. Children dance in a circle. Women in Breton costume are seen wearing a variety of tall lace coifs. Couples dance inside a circle as people watch. Musicians play instruments called: Biniou Coz and Bombarde. Spectators applaud. Emile Cueff, the local Bard, and his wife, sing a duet. Their daughter, Annick, stands between them, holding their hands.
The sea shore in Concarneau, Brittany (Bretagne), France. Men seated on rocks in the old medieval Ville Close. Sail boats in the harbor in the background. Men, women and children near houses. Two elderly men talk to each other in Breton as one smokes a pipe. Two men row a boat with people in it. The boat reaches the shore and people get off, mostly women and children. They walk up a cobbled sidewalk. Their wooden shoes or clogs click loudly as they walk. Women talk in Breton, laugh and shout as they wash clothes. They use brushes and beaters. A young girl washing clothes. Women dry out the clothes on a lawn and hedge.
Rocky cliffs at the Pointe du Raz on the west coast of Brittany France (or Bretagne). Waves crash into rocks at the shore. The lighthouse of "La Vieille" is visible off the rocky point. Numerous sail boats and fishing boats in a quiet harbor, likely in Concarneau.
Robert Kronfeld Austria's glider pilot crosses the English Channel in round trip glide. He is congratulated at by the people at St. Inglevert airfield near Calais, France, after winning the Annual Glider Meet. He handled a motor less aircraft from France to England and back again the same day. A French aircraft crashes while landing during the competition. 20 June 1931.
Ships, steamers, submarines and other vessels underway at harbor, Le Havre in France. Ocean liner 'Bretagne' approaches the docking area. Towing boats move beside the steamer. Former prisoners of the French prison, disembark from the ocean liner. Workers inside a control room at a railway station. Former prisoners arrive at the station carrying their belongings. They board the train. People bid farewell as the train leaves the station.
Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh awarded Legion of Honor highest decoration of France by French ambassador Claudel. He is being made Commander in recognition of his memorable flight across Atlantic. 1931.