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Tonkin French Indochina 1949 stock footage and images

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Soldiers walk past bomb damaged stone buildings in Tonkin,French Indochina during First Indochina War.

French military operations in Tonkin,French Indochina during First Indochina War. Soldiers walk past bomb damaged stone buildings. Trees in the background. Local woman fans two crying children. Local laborers fill in drainage creek with shovels.

Date: 1949
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General Tassigny,MacDonald and staff review troops and installations in Saigon,French Indochina during First Indochina War.

Arrival of General MacDonald in Saigon,French Indochina during First Indochina War. British,French and Vietnamese flags flutter in wind from flag pole. British General Commissioner for Northeast Asia ,Sir Malcolm MacDonald disembarks aircraft and arrives at Saigon from Doilat. French Army General, Jean De Lattre de Tassigny receives and greets Sir MacDonald. General Tassigny,Sir Donald and their staffs review troops. The Generals hand shakes with officers. They inspect installations and tank units. Sir MacDonald stands at attention as General Tassigny salutes at the British,French and Vietnamese flags at the airfield.

Date: 1949
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
French Army General,Jean de Lattre de Tassigny arrives at French Indochina from Saigon during First Indochina War.

Arrival of General Tassigny in French Indochina during First Indochina War. Large crowd of civilians gather. French Army General,Jean de Lattre de Tassigny arrives from Saigon. Staff officers and Vietnamese officials welcome and receive General. Vietnamese girl presents bouquet to the General.

Date: 1949
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Viet Minh prisoners from the 308th Brigade are convoyed toward battlefield in French Indochina during First Indochina War.

Viet Minh prisoners are convoyed in French Indochina during First Indochina War. Church building. Group of Viet Minh prisoners from the 308th Brigade captured at post of Yen Cu Ha are being convoyed toward the battlefield and herded into enclosures. Their arms being tied behind their backs. Dead soldier on ground. View of small native village. Soldiers holding pistol and machine gun walk past bomb damaged buildings. They step over bodies of dead Viet Minh defenders.

Date: 1949
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
French troops advance under Vietminh fire to repel the communists from Indochina and raise the French flag.

French troops repel the communists from Indochina during the Indochina War. Paratroopers drop in the Indochina Delta. They wade through water. The paratroopers fire guns. French troops advance under Vietminh fire. Machine-guns are fired. Dead soldiers on the ground. The place where the son of French Commander in Chief, Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny was killed. Vietnamese run looking scared. The French point guns at them. French troops raise the French flag. They return to a fort in trucks.

Date: 1951, June 15
Duration: 1 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Air Force airlifts French paratroopers to Indochina.

Film opens showing entrance to cockpit of a U.S. Air Force Troop Carrier Douglas C-124 Globemaster aircraft en route from France to Indochina. A pilot is seen at the controls in the left seat, and the Aircraft Commander is observing from behind and between the pilots' seats. Close-up of number 3 and 4 engines with propellers turning as viewed from copilot's window. Two crew members are seen asleep on bunks in rear of flight deck compartment. Another is napping in a bulkhead seat. More views of engines running and propellers turning. Glimpse downward of land and clouds below. Close-up of Copilot in right seat of cockpit, wearing headset and making an announcement through his microphone. View of French paratroopers seated in cargo compartment, listening to the announcement from loudspeaker above them. Next, a French paratrooper passenger is seen opening contents of a flight lunch package. He uses the tiny can opener included in the package to open a can (with some difficulty). Paratroopers eating flight lunches.Two of the passengers playing chess on a miniature board with plug-in chessmen. Close-up of the chessboard. Co-pilot speaking on intercom again and a French paratrooper, wearing headset and microphone, speaking as well (likely translating). Glimpse of engine running on left wing. A different person (not in flight suit) at the controls in copilot's seat. The crew's Flight Engineer making throttle adjustments at his panel. View on the ground of French greeting party on the destination airfield to meet the arriving aircraft. Arriving C-124 aircraft taxiing on inboard engines only, as it proceeds along layers of pierced steel plank (Marsden matting) comprising the surface of airfield ramp. Views of French military waiting to greet arriving paratroopers. The aircrew's loadmaster lowering one of the aircraft's front loading ramps. French paratrooper passengers use it to leave the aircraft. (The other ramp is partially down and contains cartons and boxes.) Close-up of a French major in the greeting party. A woman greeting troopers, individually, as come down the ramp from the aircraft. Some French aircraft lined up on ramp, in background. (They appear to be Grumman F8F Bearcat aircraft.) Glimpse of an armed French Colonial (Tirailleurs Sénégalais) sentry standing near the aircraft. Troopers carrying cartons of rations from the aircraft and joining others preparing to board trucks for a ride to their quarters. Uniformed French soldiers in the greeting party help load heavy crate into an Army truck. Some troopers leave on trucks.

Date: 1952
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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