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    The French Army on manoeuvres.

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    Millerand, Maginot and Petain at French Army manoeuvres.

    French President Alexandre Millerand; Minister of War Andre Maginot and Marshal Henri Petain attend French Army manoeuvres at Coetquidan military camp; 1922. They follow the movements of the 10th Army; as General Antoine de Boissoudy explains the theme of the manoeuvre. Shot looking downward on hill at men standing around; a line of automobiles parked along dirt road. Group (mixed civilian & military officers) walking through field. They arrive at another road w/ fence across in FG. Pres. & Marshall Petain stand behind soldier in a shallow trench.

    LS 2 soldiers in trench in FG; the visitors walking past in BG. Soldiers firing machine guns. LS General de B. explaining things to the Pres. LS soldier in trench firing rifle. LS soldier stands in field while in BG visitors walk by. Wide shot of field w/ tank slowly driving on road in BG. Visitors stand on ridge; Gen. de B. explaining situation. LS tank climbing up slope. MLSs Millerand; de Boissoudy; Petain; Maginot; etc. alternate w/ more shots of tanks; soldiers charging up hill; then dropping to ground; etc. After the manoeuvres; the group of government and military leaders walking along road talking. MS Army officers (incl. some foreigners) standing around talking.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:03:48:00 / 01:06:03:00
    ON 495 I

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