France will stop sending its criminals to Devil's Island off the coast of French Guiana.
France & Devil's Island, off French Guiana, South America.
France is to abolish the punishment of banishing her criminals to Devil's Island, off the coast of French Guiana, South America.
MS. A boat filled with criminals setting off from France. Several shots of the ship at sea. CU. A woman, with a baby in her arms watches them go.
LS. The matted huts on the island. CU. A prisoner has the back of his tunic branded while he is wearing it. MS. Panning shot of a group of prisoners. Various close up shots of prisoners.
LS. The island as seen from the mainland of French Guiana. MS. A rowing boat full of prisoners comes ashore. MS. Guards in white uniforms hustle the prisoners off the boat.
Note - date found in the old record - 01/04/1947.