Allied officers accept surrender of a German unit in France; scenes of relief work for citizens and elderly in France.
France Date:1945 Duration:4 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
In France near the end of World War 2, a sign "Cordemais" on a damaged building. Soldiers stand near the building. German and Allied officers (American, British, French) at a surrender conference. French civilians repair railroad tracks damaged during the war. French refugees are assisted by Red Cross workers. Troops board a train and it departs. A sign "Chantenay". Group of people including boy scouts waiting to greet relief train as it pulls in to station. Close up views of the faces of men and women waiting to greet the train with civilians on board. Red Cross nurses walk quickly on railway tracks after train to greet it as it pulls into station. Men and women on train wave. Women, infants, and children first are seen getting off the train at an evacuation center. Scene changes to a snowy woods area and a large dwelling in the woods. A elderly woman collects firewood. An elderly man collects burnable twigs from trash cans and puts them in a bag. Three different older men shown filing a metal item in a vice with a metal file. Man picks up a small frame with a photo depicting a French officer in uniform. Grave site of a French soldier with cross marker and combat helmet hung from the cross top. A line of graves of French soldiers killed in World War 2. An old woman praying with a rosary. A old woman sitting by a window. Another old woman huddled beside a wood stove rubbing her cold hands and pulling her blanket shawl higher on her shoulders. An old man taking tea in bed. A man rings a doorbell (hanging from a cord) in front of a hospice. Elderly man smokes a pipe and another lights his cigarette from it, women knit. Close up views of faces of elderly French people. Elderly dine at long tables in large hall. French people standing in a line outside a shop. Dix Francs currency of France shown. Views of young women typing and sewing. A diagram of human figures shown. Scenes from a house: An old woman knits, an old man reads, a young woman greets them with kisses.
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