The Normandy beachhead. General Charles De Gaulle and other Free French officers and officials, in jeeps, make their way into village of Courseulles-sur-Mer. Barrage balloons seen in sky. Allied troops move along roads in military vehicles, and some soldiers are on foot. A French Catholic priest, on a bicycle, recognizes General de Gaulle and his party, stops his bicycle in amazement and doffs his hat. A Frenchman, gardening, waves. Man, on horse-drawn cart, stops to look. Women on the side of the road greet and wave to the jeeps. People on either side of the road. General Charles De Gaulle arrives with other officers in the village. Children offer flowers to th General. Several people look on. The General and officers walk through the streets of the village. The General meets the villagers. A French sailor kisses a woman. General De Gaulle speaks from a platform,under a Free French Cross of Lorraine flag, and flanked by British and American flags. A huge crowd gathered to listen to the General. Several women and children look on. General Henri Giraud, stands nearby. The audience sings La Marseillaise. The General amidst the villagers.He kisses a small child. Buildings in view behind. The General proceeds to the vehicle.
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