• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ARRIVED IN ATHENS TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR A THREE-DAY STATE VISIT. HE WAS?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ARRIVED IN ATHENS TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR A THREE-DAY STATE VISIT. HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY KING PAUL, IN THE WHITE AND GOLD UNIFORM OF A FIELD MARSHAL, QUEEN FREDERIKA AND MEMBERS OF THE GREEK GOVERNMENT. THE FRENCH PRESIDENT WHO WORE THE KHAKI UNIFORM OF A TWO-STAR GENERAL, WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE.

    THE VISITORS AND THEIR HOSTS DROVE 12 MILES (19KMS) FOR THE AIRPORT TO ATHENS IN BRILLIANT SUNSHINE, THROUGH CHEERING AND CLAPPING CROWDS.

    MASSIVE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE ENFORCED TO PROTECT THE PRESIDENT. GREEKS WERE ASKED NOT TO THROW FLOWERS. ANYONE HOLDING A PARCEL NEAR THE ROUTE FOR THE STATE DRIVE WAS SEARCHED BY POLICE. POLICE IN THE AREA WERE REINFORCED BY 4,000 PLAINCLOTHES MEN, WHO WERE ON ALERT FROM DAWN. THEY KEPT A CLOSE WATCH ON THE CROWDS AND BUILDINGS ALONG THE ROUTE, WHICH WAS CORDONED OFF. A POLICEMAN WAS PLACED AT EVERY 25 YARDS, AND ALL TRAFFIC IN THE AREA WAS SUSPENDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA221MN45SNGBUWGZZRC8YBGQU4
    Media URN:
    VLVA221MN45SNGBUWGZZRC8YBGQU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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