Ceremony at Dover - French war dead are sent back to France.
Unissued / unused material.
Transferring French war dead at Dover, Kent.
M/S French Ambassador, Rene Massigli, and the Commander in Chief of the Home Counties, Lieutenant General Barker, arriving for the ceremony. M/S as the Ambassador, the C. in C. and another man acknowledge the guard of honour. M/S as they walk past camera, guard of honour lined up in background. Various shot of the men inspecting the guard of honour. The French Ambassador lays a wreath on the draped railway truck containing the bodies of French soldiers killed in World War 2 (?). M/S as the C. in C. lays wreath & salutes. C/U troops of the guard of honour standing with fixed bayonets. Various shots ranks of troops. Various shots the Ambassador, C. in C. and others standing before the railway truck. The C. in C. salutes. Elevated shot of the scene on the railway station. Elevated shot of onlookers. C/U the Mayor of Dover. Panning shot along the wreaths. C/U wreath. M/S wreaths in front of the funeral wagon. C/U notice on outside of wagon: "Wagon Funeraire". M/S the wreaths being pushed inside the wagon and the doors being closed ready for departure. M/S the line of wagons in the platform. Elevated shots of Dover.
Date given on old record is 18/12/1948.