• Short Summary

    AS TENSION ROSE IN FRANCE YESTERDAY (MAY 31) IN THE FINAL HOURS BEFORE SHE VOTES FOR A NEW PRESIDENT, GENERAL DE GAULLE WENT FOR A QUIET WALK THROUGH THE IRISH COUNTRYSIDE.

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    AS TENSION ROSE IN FRANCE YESTERDAY (MAY 31) IN THE FINAL HOURS BEFORE SHE VOTES FOR A NEW PRESIDENT, GENERAL DE GAULLE WENT FOR A QUIET WALK THROUGH THE IRISH COUNTRYSIDE.

    THE WALK, WITH MADAME DE GAULLE, TOOK HIM ALONG THE COUNTRY ROADS SURROUNDING HIS RETREAT IN THE CASHEL HOUSE HOTEL AT CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY -- NOT FAR FROM GALWAY BAY.

    THE DE GAULLES ARRIVED THERE TEN DAYS AGO AFTER A SUDDEN AND MYSTERIOUS DEPARTURE FROM SNEEM, WHERE THEY HAD STAYED SINCE THEIR EQUALLY UNHERALDED ARRIVAL IN THE IRISH REPUBLIC ON MAY 10.

    THEY HAD BEEN EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN SNEEM FOR ABOUT FIVE WEEKS. THEIR HOTEL HAD EVEN IMPORTED A ESPECIALLY LARGE BED FOR THE GENERAL.

    IT IS THOUGHT THAT THEY LEFT PARTLY TO SEEK PEACE FROM BESIEGING TELEVISION AND NEWSPAPER REPORTERS. CERTAINLY, FOR MOST OF THEIR VISIT, THE DE GAULLES HAVE REMAINED IN STRICT SECLUSION, VENTURING OUT ONLY RARELY TO SEE THE SIGHTS.

    EVEN ON THIS CASUAL STROLL, HOWEVER, THEY COULD NOT FIND PRIVACY. SECURITY MEN, STRATEGICALLY PLACED BEFORE AND BEHIND, WERE ALSO OUT ENJOYING THE AIR, AND TWO CARS FOLLOWED THE LITTLE GROUP, READY FOR THE MOMENT WHEN THE GENERAL DECIDED HE'D WALKED ENOUGH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2J3DC03LJLVWN2WI7XY5W40LW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J3DC03LJLVWN2WI7XY5W40LW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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