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  • Short Summary

    French troops leave the Rhineland after post-war occupation. Germany.

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    French Army evacuate Rhineland; ending their occupation that began at the end of World War One. The last troops left on June 30;1930.

    MS rows of troops in park at flag ceremony. Shot of French flag on pole; blowing in wind. Group of military officers and civilian men (government officials?) stand in front of fence; holding a salute while looking up (presumably at flag). MS flag lowering. Back to wide shot over troops. MS French General (face only partially seen - looks like Pau or Joffre?) kisses the folded flag.

    Slow tracking shot looking back at French Army marching band approaching; drums in front row; trumpet players twirling their horns; on city street (many small shops with awnings); crowds on pavement; some walking along beside soldiers; photographers run ahead. Pan left to crowd; a nice shot people in 1930s Germany: row of spectators on kerb; with many people walking by them on either side. Pan back to centre, soldiers march with civilians all around them. Next; the troops cross square; more big crowds.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:59:00 / 01:05:40:00
    ON 490 K

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