French Battleship Richelieu Home (1940-1949)



Toulon, France.

Various shots of French battleship Richelieu approaching dock in Toulon harbour. Several travel shots, from battleship, of people on dockside looking on. Various air shots of the battleship at sea, entering the harbour. Small ships around the battleship seen, some other ships in the harbour, stretch of coast, etc. Various shots of the ship in harbour, troops lined up, some of the men waving. Officers looking on. Various shots of the sailors and the officers leaving the ship. Several shots of the coffins covered with French flags being lifted from the ship. Troops lined up, officers looking on. Several shots of the ship’s guns. Various shots of the troops lined up onboard ship with officer presenting some of the men with medals. Several shots of the battleship in harbour with French flag flying. More shots of the troops lined up onboard the ship. More air shots of the harbour and the town of Toulon.

Note – Name of Vice Admiral Lemonnier found in the old record – he could be the officer who presents the men with medals.
FILM ID:2177.12

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5 thoughts on “French Battleship Richelieu Home (1940-1949)

  1. Richard Fayula says:

    A bord Brest 1963

  2. Rowhider RC & Racing says:

    Great movie! thanks for sharing!

  3. Jean-François Malthete says:

    I was on board the last carpenter of this splendid battle ship, until it was decide to demolish it, in Sep 1967

  4. TorontoChannel says:

    Do this ship have a mighty presence or what?  Incredible footage 🙂

  5. bidon3332000 says:

    An old warrior with a tortured history. "Honneur, Patrie, Discipline, Valeur", it respected this motto no matter what.

    Many thanks for sharing this precious footage!

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