War Coverage -- ROTO #4
The trial of Pierre Laval, former head of the Vichy government in France. Views of the interior of the crowd in the courtoom, including civilian spectators. Laval's attorney, Albert Naud, is also shown. A group of attorneys or judges enter the courtroom and are seated. One of them is Attorney General Mornet, who is shown seated alone at a high desk framed by two lamps. Naud is shown standing and reading from a sheet of paper, then speaking with Laval. Laval's other attorney, Jacques Baraduc, is shown speaking. Shots of Laval listening to the proceedings, then speaking angrily. He speaks at length in his own defence. Charles Doyen, former head of the Armistice Commission, takes the oath and speaks. Charles de la Pommeraye and Leon Noel, former French ambassador, speak for the prosecution. Noel is visible only briefly and from behind. Close-up of the Stars and Stripes newspaper, dated Wednesday, October 10, 1945, with the headline: "Laval Guilty, Doomed to Die."
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