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  • Short Summary

    Tende and La Brigue are given back to the French after Italian rule.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates or locations unclear or unknown.

    Italian territory ceded to France.

    C/U of slogans, written on the wall. C/U of the road boundary sign for La Brigue. L/S of the village showing the church and the mountains in the background. L/S of troops marching along the street. C/U of an old woman among the spectators clapping. Monsieur Bourget the administrator, shaking hands with people by the roadside.

    Dark shots of a French poster (declaring the town under French rule?) and street celebrations - people dancing in the streets at night. People hold up a placard reading 'Vive TENDE & BRIGUE FRANCAISES'. Girls kiss French soldiers.

    Shots of French troops arriving in Tende. General views of Tende. M/S of the French flag flying from a balcony. People reading papers and notices on a wall. Italian families leaving the village.

    Several shots of the frontier at Tende with police and officials milling about. A man in a car has his papers checked.

    M/S of the French flag being raised. Shots of spectators. C/U of the French flag flying. Elevated shot of troops marching down the street.

    C/U of the boundary road sign of Tende. C/U of the frontier bar being opened. M/S of the Italian flag being hauled down at the frontier. Italian soldiers and police kiss the flag.

    Day shots of locals celebrating in the streets. Military band marches through the town. Officials salute and meet townspeople who give them flowers.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:43:00 / 01:30:07:00
    UN 1806 C

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