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    PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU TOLD REPORTERS IN HIS HOLIDAY RETREAT OF FORT DE BREGANCON TODAY THAT HE HAD SEEN CONVINCED SINCE JULY OF LAST YEAR THAT THE DEVALUATION OF THE FRANC WAS INEVITABLE.

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    PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU TOLD REPORTERS IN HIS HOLIDAY RETREAT OF FORT DE BREGANCON TODAY THAT HE HAD SEEN CONVINCED SINCE JULY OF LAST YEAR THAT THE DEVALUATION OF THE FRANC WAS INEVITABLE. THE FRENCH PRESIDENT HAD DELAYED HIS DEPARTURE FOR THE HOLIDAY RESORT UNTIL SATURDAY AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVALUATION HAD BEEN MADE.

    YESTERDAY, PRESIDENT AND MME POMPIDOU ATTENDED TEN O'CLOCK MASS AT THE VILLAGE CHURCH IN NEARBY BORNES-LES-MIMOSA. CROWDS HAD GATHERED OUTSIDE WHEN THE NEWS HAD SPREAD THAT HE WAS TO ATTEND MASS THERE, BUT THE PRESIDENT MADE LITTLE FUSS, AND HE AND MME POMPIDOU WERE ACCOMPANIED ONLY BY A SECRET SERVICE MAN.

    MME POMPIDOU WAS WEARING A CHANEL OUTFIT WHEN SHE WENT TO CHURCH.

    THE FRENCH PRESIDENT WILL BREAK HIS HOLIDAY BRIEFLY ON AUGUST 15 WHEN HE WILL GO TO CORSICA TO PRESIDE AT CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE BI-CENTENARY OF THE BRITISH OF NAPOLEON.

    MME POMPIDOU TODAY TOLD REPORTERS THAT SHE HAD NOT BEEN LET INTO THE DEVALUATION SECRET, AND HAD WONDERED WHY HER HUSBAND HAD STAYED BEHIND IN PARIS AT THE END OF LAST WEEK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GII8O5SP3GJDMECR8AKF3EZW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GII8O5SP3GJDMECR8AKF3EZW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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