Resident-General of Morocco, General Alphonse Juin, arrives in Casablanca aboard French Cruiser Georges Leygues
Casablanca Morocco Date:1947 Duration:2 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of French Cruiser Georges Leygues in harbor of Casablanca, Morocco.
A launch carries new Resident-General Alphonse Juin to the shore, where he is greeted by honor guard of French sailors. He greets a civilian woman and man dressed in formal attire and samples food proffered by Moroccans.
General Juin then rides along a road in an open automobile, accompanied by
Moroccan troops on horseback, while spectators watch and applaud from the roadside. Accompanied by French officers in white uniforms, he participates in a wreath laying at the Monument commemorating Moroccan units that served with the French during World War I. (The monument, by sculptor Landowski, erected in 1924, depicts a French Poilu and a Moroccan Spahi, both on horseback, shaking hands.) The General's car and entourage then proceed to the courtyard of the Royal Palace, where General Juin is escorted by Moroccan officials, while a Moroccan military band plays. He enters the Palace and has an audience with the Sultan of Morocco.
A Short, unassociated scene shows Crown Prince Amir Saud, and two members of his royal party, stepping from a car,and entering a building diring a 1947 visit to the United States.
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