• Short Summary

    President Charles de'Gulle of France was given a wildly enthusiastic reception by a crowd of 50,000 cheering students when he visited the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, Wednesday (18 March).

  • Description

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    MS Sign on school Licei Franci-Mexicano
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    De Gaulle arriving
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    De Gaulle walking on grounds
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    Curtained plaque revealed
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    Man with camera
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    De Gaulle
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    Daschhund looking around
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    De Gaulle meeting people
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    Crowd
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    De Gaulle approaching podium
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    Crowd
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    De Gaulle gesturing
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    Photographer
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    De Gaulle gesturing
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    University Building
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    Crowds awaiting de Gaulle
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    De Gaulle in midst of crowd
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    Crowd rushing toward him
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    De Gaulle in crowd
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    Crowd
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    Background: President Charles de'Gulle of France was given a wildly enthusiastic reception by a crowd of 50,000 cheering students when he visited the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, Wednesday (18 March). It was be far the most enthusiastic reception of his visit to Mexico.

    Earlier President De Gaulle visited the Franco-Mexican High School (Licei Franci-Mexicano) where he unveiled a plaque and addressed the student body.

    During his visit to the sprawling, modernistic University, General De Gaulle was mobbed several time by surging groups of students chanting "De Gaulle, De Gaulle, De Gaulle," as his procession moved toward the auditorium where he addressed the student body.

    The huge crowd of students milled about and shoved and shouted while trying to get closet to the French President. For a time the situation got dangerous. Police used fists to clear a way through the mob. Several students fainted and glass doors and windows were shattered.

    The 73-year old President, perspiring in the warm, sunny weather, soon tired of the melee. But he recovered quickly once inside the auditorium where he spoke.

    In the auditorium General de Gaulle was an obvious hit. His speech praised the 413-year-old school and reiterated his theme that Mexico and France have endless things in common and ought to get together.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ALDXYWP6Q2M8CYA0X3K9F9P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ALDXYWP6Q2M8CYA0X3K9F9P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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