State funeral of Socialist Leader Leon Blum in Paris.
Unissued / unused material.
Death of Leon Blum, French Socialist Leader, Paris, France.
Crowds outside draped building where Blum is lying in state. Various shots Blum's coffin, six men guard it while crowds file past. Crowds in front of draped building. Pan down from flags to coffin being borne out of building. MS people standing nearby giving Communist salute. MS members of Blum's family leaving building.
Various shots hearse driving along street followed by mourners. Men hold back crowd watching. People in procession carry flags. MS the Opera pan to cortege passing. More shots procession and crowds lining route. Cortege passing la Madeleine. Shots procession approaching Place de la Concorde. MS men onlookers. CU lorry full of flowers. LS the cortege in la Place de la Concorde (3 shots).
MS spectators. MS pallbearers carrying coffin. MS President M. Vincent Auriol, Edouard Herriot (President of National Assembly) and others watching. CU M. Auriol watching. MS M. George Bidault (French Defence Minister and Vice Prime Minister) with man and woman, watching. MS General Pierre Koenig (French Military Governor) and others watching. LS of Place de la Concorde with crowds watching service. Draped coffin in centre of Place de la Concorde with Auriol reading service from rostrum. CU Auriol finishes speaking and steps down. LS crowds round draped coffin. Elevated crowd with umbrellas up. LS crowds with coffin in foreground.
Date give on old record is 04/04/1950.