French troops are welcomed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, on way home from Indochina
Oahu Hawaii USA Date:1954, June 29 Duration:2 min 40 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Red Cross volunteers provide refreshments to French troops stopping at Hickam Air Force Base,Territory of Hawaii, on their way home to France, from Indochina. Women volunteers smiling and offering sweets to the French soldiers. Group of women volunteers in traditional Hawaiian costumes of grass skirts and flower Leis. stand in front of Red Cross buses at hangar entrance, and wave. Women volunteers in Red Cross uniforms are seen in front of the Air Evac canteen in the hangar. A U.S. Military Air Transport Service C-97 aircraft, tail number 48-420, taxiis in on wet pavement. As French troops deplane, some volunteers place flower leis on the necks of the arriving French soldiers. The volunteers in grass skirts dance the hula for them. The dancers entice a French officer to dance with them. The French soldiers board a waiting bus. One French officer limps an uses a cane to walk. The bus drives away, and scene shifts to wounded French soldiers on litters being carried from the aircraft. They also receive leis from women greeters. Americans gather around the open rear doors of the aircraft as troops exit. A group are getting refreshments from volunteers at the hangar canteen.
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