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    De Gaulle at a moving Night Watch and mass next day at Douaumont Ossuary and cemetery.

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    Unissued / unused material - some dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Verdun, France

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    Various views, good shots of the thousands of crosses of the war graves in the cemetery of Douaumont Ossuary at Verdun. VS The Night Watch ceremony at the cemetery attended by de Gaulle. The place is lit by flaming torches. Veterans carry ceremonial torches and bonfires burn.

    VS The following morning and General de Gaulle arrives for the ceremony standing in an open top car. Mass is said for the dead in the battle of Verdun and the dead of both World Wars watched by veterans, widows and crowds at the Douaumont Ossuary. De Gaulle takes the salute as French military march past.

    Note: Date on original record: 30/05/1966.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:42:00 / 01:29:30:00
    UN 4142 D

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