FRANCE'S COLONIAL EXPOSITION Retiring president Gaston Doumergue opens a great $16,000,000. colonial exposition in
Vincennes, France. The expo welcomes nations of the world to exhibit in a lavishly decorated auditorium, one of most gorgeous buildings in the entire fair. The chief executive is attended by the new president-elect, Paul Doumer. Together they greet Bao Dai, emporer of Annam, French Indo-China.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:09:00, No Audio
LINDBERG RECEIVES AWARD FROM FRENCH AMBASSADOR French Ambassador Claudel awards a medal to Col. Lindbergh. La Bella France awards the highest honor to America's lone eagle by making him the commander of the French legion of honor in recognition of his memorable flight across the Atlantic. Ambassador Claudel pins a coveted cross on the famous air hero.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:33:00, No Audio
SURESNES AMERICAN CEMETERY MEMORIAL - 1930 A Memorial Day parade honors the soldiers buried at Suresnes American Cemetery sometimes called "the Arlington of France." The cemetery on the outskirts of Paris is a place of unsurpassing beauty with its white cross grave markers and eternal flame monument.
PARIS MARATHON - 1930 Cars and bicycles form a protective barrier around runners as they race along the public streets of Paris, France during an annual marathon. Belgium's Gorrebeeck wins the race covering the 26 plus miles in 2 hours and 45 minutes.
BERBER TRIBESMEN SURRENDER IN MOROCCO - 1955 An entire tribe of Berbers surrender to the French Army bringing an end to Morocco’s weeks long reign of terror. Twelve bulls are ceremonially sacrificed to symbolize the surrender of the savage tribesmen whose chieftain promises to help bring the rebels to justice.
Date: August 26, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
ALGERIA & FRANCE CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL - 1930 Arab chiefs salute France's President Gaston Doumergue and other dignitaries as Algeria renews its 100-year allegiance to France. The centennial is celebrated with military reviews, races and more.
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