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Summary: Although the city is still under German shell-fire, the local Resistance Movement holds a parade in the centre of Caen outside the FFI headquarters in the Place du Lycée in honour of Bastille Day.
Description: M D'Astier de la Vigerie, appointed by de Gaulle as French Minister of the Interior, is seen talking to Captain Gille, head of the Resistance in the Calvados region, and an un-named women Resistance fighter. A procession of Resistance men and war veterans march through the streets of Caen before parading in front of the Place du Lycée where the Tricolour is run up a flag-pole. A guard of honour of British troops in battle kit is present as D'Astier de la Vigerie, the Resistance chief, and one of 3rd British Division colonels (Colonel Usher, Loyal Regiment) lay wreaths at the foot of the flag-pole. The assembly is then seen singing the "Marseillaise".