Marshal Petain is called to be the new leader of France in the wake of German
France Date:1940, July 10 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
End of the Third French Republic, on 10 July 1940, as the parliament gives full powers to 84 year old Marshal Philippe Pétain. He is seen entering a hall, accompanied by Philippe Henriot (clean-shaven). The camera follows as Pétain walks amongst legislators gathered in the hall. Among those seen is Assembly leader, Jean-Marcel Jeanneney, standing with arms folded. Shift in time and place shows Pétain seated as he prepares to broadcast remarks to the public. Standing nearby is Philippe Henriot (with moustache). The two discuss a ceremony and remarks to be made. Pétain makes some test remarks into a microphone.
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