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    Obituary to French General de Lattre de Tassigny.

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    Various - library constructed peace on death of General de Lattre de Tassigny.

    MS. General de Lattre de Tassigny decorating Lieutenant Murphy of US Army with French Military Cross, 1946. LS. French troops marching past. CU. Lieutenant Murphy saluting.
    Indochina. General Tassigny inspects Indochinese troops in January 1951. MS. Fiesler Storch aircraft landing. MS. General Tassigny alighting from plane, shaking hands with French officer. LS. General Tassigny shaking hands with civilian. MS. Inspecting Guard of Honour. Several close up shots of the native soldiers. MS. General Tassigny addressing troops. MS. & CU. General Tassigny decorating a flag. MS. General Tassigny in jeep.
    Mozerkrents, Austria. May 1946. Unveiling Memorial commemorating link up of French Forces on 7th May 1945. MS. General Tassigny walking with officials in Austria. MS. Tyrollean band playing. LS. & GV. The Ceremony at Mozerkrents Memorial.

    Rotterdam, Holland. September 1946. MS. General Tassigny and General Betorie. GV. Memorial in Rotterdam to 30,000 victims of air raids. MS. Dutch troops marching past. CU. General Tassigny saluting MS. Troops marching past. LS. Armoured vehicles driving past - 7th Dutch Division for Indonesia. MS. General Tassigny with staff officers. LS. Troops in training - ditch jumping. LS. General Tassigny watching. LS. Soldier sliding down rope.
    Fontainebleau, France. Western Union Headquarters, August 1949. GV. Headquarters. MS. American General Omar Bradley being greeted and other high ranking officer. General Tassigny, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, General Omar Bradley and others chatting outside the headquarters.
    Sennelagert, Germany. Five Power Armies on Manoeuvres, October 1949. GV. Soldiers of various nations marching past. MS. Soldiers marching past. MS. Britain's Secretary of state for War, Mr Emanuel Shinwell, British Military Governor in Germany General Sir Brian Robertson and General Tassigny saluting. LS. Troops marching past. LS. & MS. Tanks firing. MS. General Tassigny with British officers studying maps. LS. Infantry advancing.
    Indochina, Dalat. January 1951. LS. General Tassigny arriving. MS. Group with General Tassigny Mr Letourneau and Former Emperor of Indochina Bao Dai, chatting. MS. General Tassigny and Emperor Bao Dai.
    Hanoi. MS. General Tassigny speaking to patients in hospital. MS. Lieutenant Tassigny, General Tassigny's son. MS. Tassigny and son. MS. French Minister of Colonies Mr Letourneau and General Tassigny walking through hospital wards and speaking to patients.
    Bay D'Along. LS. Troop carrying ships sailing across the bay. LS. French troops disembarking. LS. Army vehicles being unloaded. LS. General Tassigny inspecting tanks. Orly Airfield, Paris. General Tassigny returns with son's body in June 1951.) LS. Plane taxiing to halt. MS. Guard of honour (French). MS. General Tassigny in mufti alighting from plane and is greeted by French President Auriol. MS. French Guard of Honour. LS. Coffin of Lieutenant Tassigny being carried from plane. MS. General and Mrs Tassigny watching. MS. General Tassigny decorating son. CU. Lieutenant Tassigny. LS. Tassigny's coffin being borne from aerodrome on armoured car. LS. Coffin being carried into church LS. & GV. Funeral ceremony in church - three coffins seen. LS. Coffins being carried from church. LS. General and Mrs Tassigny following the coffins.
    Ninhbinh, Indochina. LS. Spot where Lieutenant Tassigny was killed at Ninhbinh. Various shots of French soldiers in action in Indochina.
    Washington DC, United States of America. MS. Tassigny alighting from plane. MS. Tassigny shaking hands with an officer of the US Army. LS. Inspecting the Guard of Honour. MS. & CU. President Harry Truman with Tassigny - two men are seated at desk, talking.
    Tonkin, Cambodia (Kampuchea). November 1951. LS. & MS. General Collins US Chief of Staff, and General Tassigny inspecting the Guard of Honour and addressing the native population. LS. Car arriving at the palace of the King of Cambodia. LS. Interior view of the ceremony. MS. General Tassigny signing a document. LS. Tassigny with the King of Cambodia. CU. Cambodians - men, look like Buddhist monks.
    Vercors. French Resistance Commemoration. GV. Crowd with French flag flying overhead. MS. President Auriol and General Tassigny. LS. The mountain at Vercors. CU. General Tassigny walking past. MS. General Tassigny chatting to veterans. Guard of Honour. GV. The Memorial. CU. The plaque.

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    Date found in the old record - 01/01/1952.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:30:50:00 / 01:36:26:00
    UN 2416 A

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