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Trial of Marshal Henri Petain

Film | Accession Number: 2002.541.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3602 | Film ID: 2526

Trial of Marshal Henri Petain, Fortress Montrouge (outskirts of Paris), July 1945. MSs, crowds entering palace courtyard after credentials are checked by guards. VS, Palace of Justice. MSs, Pierre Mongibaud, President of the High Court, enters palace. Anteroom shots (dark), civilians and military enter; group watches from stairs. MSs, EXT, bedroom window of palace. Room formerly occupied by Petain. MSs, CUs, correspondents working in press room. LS, policemen and firemen on palace roof. INT of courtroom, Petain enters, sits in chair flanked by guards. INT, witnesses appear; Michael Clemenceau, Paul Reynaud, Albert Thebrun. INT, jurors, correspondents and general scenes of court activities. Prosecutor addresses the court. Petain's counsel speaks. Correspondents busily write their notes, etc. CU, Solicitor General Mornet taking notes. MS, police truck is driven to palace gate. MS, Petain reading from notes.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:08:43
Event Date
1945 July
Locale
Paris, France
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:26
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