Renaming of Paris Street in honor of Général Philippe Leclerc de Hautclocque
Paris France Date:1948 Duration:21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
French official arrives by car to officiate at ribbon-cutting ceremony renaming the Avenue d'Orleans as Avenue du General Leclerc, in honor of Général Philippe Leclerc de Hautclocque, who formally liberated Paris, entering along this street, at the head of his French 2nd Armored Division, in 1944. The French official is greeted by a young woman wearing a sash. Members of the French 2nd Armored Division are seen holding unit flags. The official unveils the new street sign on the corner of a building decorated with tricolor bunting.
A member of the French 2nd Armored Divison poses on top of a sherman tank, parked in the square. The official cuts a ribbon..
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