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Summary: Disjointed French propaganda film on the welcome given to French troops billeted in Alsace, France, 1918.
Description: The film is highly disjointed and subject to several repeats and unrelated or divided scenes. It shows two soldiers (probably actors) coming to one of the small villages near Belfort. (Views of these are in the style of picture postcards with the French, rather than German, versions of their names given, hence Dannemarie rather than Dammekirch). The three villages shown are Lauw, Dannemarie and Kirchberg. The opening of the film after some repeats resolves into a French marching column arriving in one of the villages. Falling out, two of the soldiers ask for directions to a nearby farm. They are greeted at the farm by a woman with three small children and settle in, admiring the scenery. They play with the children, who follow them briefly when they leave. In the village soldiers sit, talk and read newspapers with the local people, while the children play round them. As one soldier shows children out of school a number salute him. The troops shop in the marketplace. The families (chiefly old ladies, girls and children) dress up for church. Indoors at Kirchberg young women sew and children play. Old men and women work on spinning wheels. A woman feeds chickens. Labourers set out for the fields with ox-drawn rakes and farm equipment. A soldier drinks a formal toast with a family group. In the procession to church children carry wreaths for the cemetery. In the final scene of the jumbled film, one of the soldiers, teaching a class, encourages a small boy to write "Vive la France" on the blackboard.