Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill together in Paris, France following its liberation in World War II
Paris France Date:1944 Duration:38 sec Sound:Yes
Opening scene shows French General Charles de Gaulle and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as they leave a French Headquarters building in Paris, France, after its liberation in World War 2.. It is snowing. An American soldier, bugler, is blowing a salute. Another U.S. soldier holds the door of a staff car open. Among those following Churchill and de Gaulle, is British Field Marshal Sir Alan Francis Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff. And (behind two French civilian officials), is French General Marie-Pierre Kœnig. Next, is seen an honor guard of American soldiers, rendering rifle salutes with right shoulder arms. Alternating Closeup glimpses of Churchill, de Gaulle, and company with those of the honor guard. Very close view of Churchill. Scene shifts to French military drum and bugle corps playing. Closeup of Churchill, de Gaulle, Brooke, and French General de Lattre, all saluting, and a French military color guard dipping colors in salute as others render rifle salutes. More views of French honor guard. Next, a jeep carrying General de Lattre, in front and Churchill and de Gaulle in the rear, passes by with occupants saluting. Glimpse from rear of French military honor guard. The jeep passing between troops in formation and a line of American Sherman tanks with their crews standing in front of their tanks. Views from various angles of the scene.
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