French President Charles de Gaulle journeyed to the war-time concentration camp of Struthof in Alsace July 24 to dedicate a monument to the thousands of resistance fighters who died there at the hands of Nazi gaolers.
GV. Struthof Camp.
GV. Entrance gate.
SV. Inscription over gate.
GV. Watch tower.
MV. Noose on gallows PAN to platform below.
SV. Track into oven room.
CU. Handle on iron door PAN to sign 'Gesinfektionsraum'.
CU. Flower growing PAN to GV..Graves.
MV. Wreath in front of plaque.
GV. Ornamental cross in ground.
GV. De Gaulle arrives.
CU. Spectators behind barbed wire applaud.
CU. De Gaulle greets.
SLV. De Gaulle moves along PAN to spectators.
KV. De Gaulle handles unveiling rope.
GV. Drape falling on memorial.
CU. Military officer salutes.
LV. Continuation of drape falling.
SLV. De Gaulle at salute.
CU. Old lady in crowd.
CU. Veteran PAN to medal on chest.
SV.PAN.From standard flying to wreaths laid.
GV. Memorial seen through barbed wire.
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Background: French President Charles de Gaulle journeyed to the war-time concentration camp of Struthof in Alsace July 24 to dedicate a monument to the thousands of resistance fighters who died there at the hands of Nazi gaolers.
The memorial - constructed by a national subscription fund - depicted the silhouette of a resistance deportee seen within a white flame. It symbolized the spirit of those who died at Struthof - the only concentration camp built in France during the war.