Snipers disrupt the official welcome ceremony for General Charles De Gaulle at Hotel De Ville in Paris.
Paris France Date:1944, August 26 Duration:4 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
Arrival of French General Charles De Gualle and other officials for celebrations of Liberation of Paris. De Gaulle reviews a parade in his honor. Photographers take pictures. A French man with a flag and General De Gaulle march towards Arc De Triomphe. Officers hold a banner 'Mouvement National deo Prisonnier ec Deportes'. General De Gualle places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A large crowd welcomes and greets the troops as they arrive at Champs Elysees. Soldiers on tank. People sit and policemen keep a watch. People hold banners in praise of De Gaulle and the Allied forces. Civilians and troops celebrate and greet De Gaulle at Place De La Concorde. The General gets into a car and heads to the Hotel De Ville for an official welcome ceremony. German snipers interrupt ceremony by firing civilians at the venue. French troops fight back. Civilians take cover. Smoke arises due to artillery and tank fire. People carry a wounded woman and wounded man on stretchers. People crouch and huddle together to save themselves. Policemen take a prisoner. Civilians cheer. A large French Flag draped from the top of the Arc De Triomphe.
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