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    Various shots of the devastated city of Caen, France, and the French President's tour of the area including memorial service at the American cemetery,"Omaha" Beach and Port-En-Bessin.

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    Caen and Port-En-Bessin, France

    Various shots of the bombed ruins of the city of Caen, including high shots of the devastation of flattened buildings, the Cathedral still standing, children playing in the rubble, washing hanging on the line, high shot pan across ruined city. LS and CU. The French President, Vincent Auriol, and the Mayor of Caen tour the devastated city. MS New Houses. CU. Auriol and his party on new housing site. CU. Clapping children. MS Auriol and party walking around devastation. LS Holding service at entrance to prison where 70 patriots were killed on D. Day. CU. Auriol laying wreath on the fourth anniversary of D Day. CU. Two French army officers saluting. CU. Side face of Sir Oliver Harvey, British Ambassador. CU Wreath. MS Sir Oliver Harvey, Auriol and another in a moment by the laying of wreaths. LS Naval parade around American monument at the artificial harbour at Arromanches looking seaward. MS British cemetery at Caen. MS Auriol at the cemetery. MS Union Jack, Tricolour and stars and stripes flying from three flag staffs. CU. French sailors presenting arms. (2 shots). CU. Auriol laying wreath at American (USA) monument. CU Monument. LS Memorial ceremony with back view of sailors in foreground. LS Memorial ceremony with cordoned off piece of land near sea.(3 shots). LS Pan Auriol in car driving through crowd-lined ruined streets. MS President's procession entering new housing state. CU. Mayor of Caen, Auriol and Admiral Martin Dunbar Naismith (or Dunbarhasersmith). MS and CU. Sign reading: "Omaha Beach", the beach of the American landing. MS Monument of the first American cemetery in France. MS Towards and away from camera, high shot of Auriol and Ambassadors arriving at Port-En-Bessin. (2 shots). LS The scene at Port-En-Bessin on the arrival of the quayside of the French President and the Ambassadors of Great Britain and the USA and Canada. MS Jefferson Caffery (U.S Ambassador), Auriol and Admiral Dunbar Naismith. MS Above seen through wire mesh. CU. The three again. LS The three again reviewing French naval guard of honour. MS Auriol and Jefferson Caffery on quayside. MS Troops taking the salute. MS Auriol and others reviewing troops. MS Trawlers putting to sea with back view of Auriol and party in fore ground. MS Front view of Oliver Harvey, Jefferson Caffery, Auriol and Admiral Dunbar Naismith. LS Trawlers leaving the harbour. (2 shots). MS Trawlers passing the harbour gates. MS Trawler putting to sea. MS Trawlers passing through harbour gates. LS Trawler putting to sea. LS Trawler putting to sea (Quayside in foreground).
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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:12:00 / 01:15:51:00
    UN 1951 C

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