Officials of Avignon present the keys of the city to French Marshal Philippe Petain in France.
Avignon France Date:1942 Duration:41 sec Sound:Yes
French Marshal Philippe Petain presented Avignon city keys in France during World War 2. The Chief of State of Vichy France Marshal Philippe Petain emerges with Avignon officials from a building. Avignon officials present the keys of the city to Petain. Avignon residents in elaborate traditional costumes during the ceremony. Officers and civilians watch the proceedings. Petain's motorcade moves through the city. Civilians gathered on either side of the streets. People on the streets and in balconies cheer and greet him. Petain waves and acknowledges the crowd from his convertible. Motorcycle escorts around the convertible. Guards control the crowd.
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