Gendarmes celebrate their 100th anniversary in Paris. France.
Item title reads - French "Bobbies" 100th anniversary. Imposing celebrations of Gendarme's Centenary in Paris. France.
L/S of the gendarmes gathered in a square in front of a platform. Various shots as veterans are presented with medals by a man, could be the President (?) He kisses them on both cheeks. L/S of the gendarmes. The President (?) places a wreath on the memorial.
Intertitle - 'Their uniform in 1829!' M/S of the gendarmes in ridiculously large hats which make them look like Mexican bandits. They are wearing smock tops and trousers.
Intertitle - 'and today!' M/S of gendarme stood on platform above traffic, he is wearing peaked cap and long coat.