General Officer Commanding-in-Chief William Plattin in formal military parade in French administered Madagascar.
GV and SV mass of natives in street, building in background. GV Union Jack with General Platt standing below, large building with people on balconies in background, watching. Semi side view Platt decorating Black Sergeant. SCU side view Platt decorating another Black Sergeant. Semi side view Platt decorating Black Corporal. SV Brens and motorcycles with troops in parade, natives watching on left. SV Bren carrier with troops past Platt at saluting base, native crowd watching behind. LV towards armoured cars in parade, native crowd watching on left. SV armoured car past Platt on saluting base, native crowd behind him. LV Navy men in parade, natives watching on left. SV Navy men march past Platt, native crowd behind him. GV troops marching in parade. Semi side view troops marching past Platt at the salute. GBV troops in parade.
Exiles; Military - Ceremonial; France; General Sir William Platt (b. 1885) GO C-in-C East African Command; Colonialism
Background: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief William Plattin in formal military parade in French administered Madagascar.