• Short Summary

    On the third day of his four-day State Visit to London France's President de Gaulle, called to see the Chelsea Pensioners, Apr 7, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

  • Description

    1.
    TGV Pensioners
    0.04

    2.
    CU PAN..Ranks of Pensioners
    0.07

    3.
    SV Spectators
    0.09

    4.
    TV Pres. de Gaulle and Duke of Edinburgh stop in front of Pensioners
    0.16

    5.
    SV Pres. de Gaulle, Duke of Edinburgh with Co. of Hospital
    0.20

    6.
    SV Band
    0.22

    7.
    SCU PAN..Pres. walks forward, talks with Pensioners
    0.30

    8.
    TV PAN..Pres. inspects ranks of Pensioners
    0.35

    9.
    CU PAN..Tricorn hat, PAN DOWN to medals
    0.38

    10.
    SV PAN..Duke of Edinburgh
    0.42

    11.
    LV PAN..Mme de Gaulle and party, PAN to Pensioners
    0.45

    12.
    SCU PAN..Pres. de Gaulle inspects Pensioners and shakes hands with officers
    0.58

    13.
    TV Pres. de Gaulle and CO. of Hospital towards terrace
    1.03

    14.
    SCU Mme de Gaulle
    1.05

    15.
    SV PAN..Pres. de Gaulle up steps to terrace, welcomed by Mr Macmillan
    1.11

    16.
    TV Mme de Gaulle and Duke of Edinburgh welcomed by Mr. Macmillan
    1.24

    17.
    CU Guardsman salutes
    1.26

    18.
    TOP REAR V..Party along terrace
    1.30



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the third day of his four-day State Visit to London France's President de Gaulle, called to see the Chelsea Pensioners, Apr 7, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. His visit to the old soldiers was the third engagement of the day, in a tight programme that will finish with a Gala Performance at Covent Garden Opera House.

    With the Duke of Edinburgh - who accompanied him to the review of the Queens Troops earlier in the day - President and Madame de Gaulle arrived at the hospital by car. About 70 Chelsea Pensioners, lined up, in their red frock coats and black tricorn hats, to be inspected by the President.

    Premier Harold Macmillan, was host to the French Visitors at a Luncheon given by the British Government, at the Hospital. It was the first time in the 300 year history of the Hospital that it has been used by the British Government to entertain a foreign visitor.

    Tonight the President and his wife, will dine with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, before they leave for Covent Garden to attend a Gala Performance of the Royal Ballet company.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QNV13KADCQP5YFXSHKD3THSV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QNV13KADCQP5YFXSHKD3THSV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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