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March of Time -- outtakes -- Vichy government ministers, ministry buildings; Darlan, Laval, Tixier-Vignancour

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2997 | Film ID: 2385

811 A (04:19:30) (negative, shot with Leblay) Adrien Marquet, Minister of Interior, before the Vichy Casino where the Ministry of Interior is installed. EXT shots, Ministry of Interior at Vichy. EXT shots of the Ministry of Agriculture et Ravitaillement installed in the Hotel Albert 1er. CU, sign: "Ministère de L'Agriculture et du Ravitaillement." EXT shots - Hotel du Parc et Majestic where the Présidence du Conseil is installed. General view of the Hotel du Parc; flags and CU of the letters RF (République Francaise). EXT, the Supreme Court of Riom, which will judge the men responsible for the war. Raphaël Alibert, Minister of Justice, arriving. He is received by four red-clad judges. (No INT shots.) Admiral Darlan, Minister of the Navy, exits his office at Hotel du Helder in Vichy. Pan, Darlan and EXT of the Ministry of Navy. MS of radio trucks used by the Ministry to contact the French fleet.

811 B (04:24:19) INT shots of the hall in the Hotel Carlton showing visitors, signs indicating on which floors the various ministries are located. General shot of the hall with visitors in and out. Visitor looking at the sign. CU visitor. Admiral Darlan arriving at his office in Hotel du Helder in Vichy. Views of the Hotel Thermal in Vichy where the Ministry of National Defense is located. Cars carrying staff and materials of the Ministry of Finance back to Paris. [Minister of Finance, Yves Bouthillier, was asked by the Germans to return to Vichy with the Ministry.] CUs labels in French and German on cars. Jean-Louis Tixier-Vignancour, Chief of the Radio and Cinema section, talking into microphone at the Présidence du Conseil. [See Marrus & Paxton, Vichy France and the Jews, p.20. Quote re. Tixier-Vignancour "delighting in Jew-baiting."] INT of Vice President Pierre Laval's office. Beside him is his secretary, Olivier de Sardan. Laval reads the papers. CU, Laval. Shot of Laval leaving Hotel du Parc.

Event:  July-August 1940
Vichy, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:49:58
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