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    Various behind the lines scenes of the French occupying forces in Vietnam.

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    French military hospital, Hanoi and Forward Army Post in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, then known as Indochina.

    LS. G.V. marshes. MS. Across country, through fencing. MS. Fence. MS. Pan round group of French officers, which includes General de Lattre de Tassigny, at the quarters of the 1st Chasseur a Gialam. SCU. M. Letourneau, French Minister for the Colonies, chatting to young officer. (Lt. de Lattre de Tassigny, son of General Lattre de Tassigny)

    SCU. Gen. de Tassigny greeting his son. MS. Towards Letourneau and de Tassigny walking along hospital corridor with doctor. MS. They enter ward full of wounded troops. SCU. Letourneau decorating French soldier in bed. MS. Letourneau and de Tassigny chatting to men in bed. CU. Man in bed. MS. De Tassigny shaking hands with patient while Letourneau looks on. MS. Nurse and Tassigny watch as Letourneau decorates another man. MS. CU. Tassigny decorating another soldier. (2 shots). MS. Soldier on guard at entrance to ward. MS. Nurse giving bar of chocolate to wounded soldier. MS. Doctor dressing man's hand. MS. Doctor looking at soldier as he lies in bed. SCU. Nurse giving drink to soldier. CU. Head shot soldier in bed with medal pinned to pillow beside him. CU. Woman kissing soldier in bed. CU. Woman pouring champagne into cup for soldier. CU. Nurse kissing soldier in bed.

    MS. Soldier at forward post undoing parcel. MS. SCU. Troops in forward post sitting round table eating meal and drinking champagne. (3 shots). MS. Soldier taking rifle down from wall and going outside. MS. Soldiers round table standing to drink toast. SCU. Man on duty at gun post receives his ration of champagne. CU. Soldier drinking champagne. MS. Soldier in gun post.

    Mute. F.G. (Poor quality print)

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:32:00 / 01:07:37:00
    UN 2333 G

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  1. Unknown user says

    "General de Lattre de Tassigny" is Jean de Lattre de Tassigny.

    "Chasseur a Gialam" should read Gia Lam.

    "M. Letourneau" is Jean Letourneau.

    "Lt. de Lattre de Tassigny" is Bernard de Lattre de Tassigny.

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