Remembrance Day at tomb of unknown soldier, Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
Unissued / unused material.
Remembrance Day in Paris - Foch Memorial Unveiled. France.
Various shots Arc de Triomphe with Tricolour flags hanging from it, men march past carrying regimental standards. President Vincent Auriol places a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldiers, dignitaries look on (including General Dwight Eisenhower and General Juin (c-in-c Atlantic Pact Armed Forces)). The regimental flags are lowered. Various shots President Auriol laying wreath at Clemenceau's memorial.
Soldiers lined up before Foch's memorial. Auriol bows before standard of honour guard. Tricolour is hoisted up Foch's memorial. Auriol unveils inscription on Foch's memorial. Auriol and Georges Bidault (former Vice Premier and Minister of Defence). Memorial, pan down to troops at base. Angle shot two soldiers. CU medals, pan up to soldier (a World War I veteran?) Edouard Herriot (President of the National Assembly) and woman look on. Minister of Defence Rene Pleven and another man looking on. Foreign Officers looking on (2 shots). CU Weygand.
LS ex-servicemen carrying standards, marching past memorial. Troops of World War I veterans march past memorial. MS veterans troops marching past memorial (3 shots). Back view troops marching past. MS troops marching past (2 shots). LS American troops marching past (2 shots). LS Arc de Triomphe. MS ex-servicemen walking with banners to Arc de Triomphe. Two ex-servicemen laying wreath. CU wreath. MS wreaths. LS people filing past. MS French officer saluting, pan to eternal flame.
Various shots people filing past Unknown Warrior's Tomb. CU eternal flame. MS people filing past (several shots), includes one older woman weeping. Various shots small children placing flowers on tomb. (2 shots). Night shot illuminated Arc de Triomphe. Angle shot searchlights directed at Tricolour (4 shots). Illuminated Arc de Triomphe.
Date on dope sheet is 12/11/1951.