At a military ceremony in Dublin May 10 French General Souard on behalf of the French Government presented to Irish President O'Kelly replicas of regimental colours of the Irish Brigade.
LV Rolls Royce car brings President O'Kelly to the ceremony.
Side V.. Guard present arms
CU Members of Embassy staff watch
LV Towards... President O'Kelly inspects guard of honour.
SV President O'Kelly greets General Souard and members of Embassy staff
LS. de V... Colour Party parade with presentation flags.
BV General Souard speaks
Side V... Ditto speaking.
CU Ditto speaking
CU President O'Kelly and Mr. de Valera listen
GTV Of ceremony in square
LV French officer salutes and hands flag to President O'Kelly
SV Officers look on
SV President O'Kelly hands flag to colour party
CU Officer watches
GV President O'Kelly speaks
SV Civilians look on.
GV Colour party march off.
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Background: At a military ceremony in Dublin May 10 French General Souard on behalf of the French Government presented to Irish President O'Kelly replicas of regimental colours of the Irish Brigade.
The colours were handed over in the upper yard of Dublin Castle in the presence of Irish Government representatives including Taoiseach (Premier) Eamon de Valera, Minister for External Affairs Alken and Defence Minister Boland. The French Ambassador and delegates of Eire's Defence Forces were also present.
The Irish Brigade also distinguished itself in the service of France in many battles such as those of Ramillies, Blanheim, Fontenoy and Landen. The colours handed over were of the regiments of Berwick, Bulkeley, Clare, Dillon and Walsh.
The replicas - specially made copies of the 18th-century flags - are in silk and attached to the staffs in a traditional manner.