French troops use violence to deal with affronts in the Ruhr but make efforts to help women.
Item title reads - In the Ruhr today. Every endeavour is made to alleviate sufferings of women and children....
Women and children queue up outside a soup kitchen, several of them chat to French officers. M/S from inside as two ladies fill cans and jugs with soup.
Intertitle - '...but the French troops have an efficacious, if rough, way of dealing with deliberate affronts.'
A soldier walks up to a young man standing with his bicycle, he knocks the boy's hat off and smacks him round the head then marches off. Another boy is punched and kicked by two officers.