• Short Summary

    IN AN 18-MINUTE TELEVISED SPEECH TO THE NATION, PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE TODAY (TUESDAY) STRONGLY DEFENDED THE FRANC AND THE COUNTRY'S GENERAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, WHILE STRONGLY DENOUNCING TODAY'S STRIKERS AS PART OF A "NEW OFFENSIVE" THAT THREATENS TO "BRING ABOUT THE COLLAPSE OF THE CURRENCY, THE ECONOMY AND THE REPUBLIC".

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    EXTERIOR ELYSEE PALACE; GENERAL DE GAULLE SPEAKING.



    TRANSCRIPT: GENERAL DE GAULLE: "THESE LAST DAYS, AS THE RESTORATION WAS CERTAIN, AS THE FRANC WAS AGAIN ON ITS FEET, AS THE BUDGET WAS IN ORDER, AS PRICES WERE NOT INCREASING ABOVE THE STRICT LIMITS THEY HAD BEEN ASSIGNED, AS UNEMPLOYMENT WAS DISAPPEARING, AS THE COMMERCIAL BALANCE DID NOT CEASE TO IMPROVE, AS EVERYTHING INDICATED THAT 1969 WOULD SEE THE RETURN OF EQUILIBRIUM AND THEREFORE THE EFFECTIVE CONSOLIDATION OF THE MASSIVE WAGE INCREASES AGREED UPON AND THE OPENING UP OF LARGE AND WIDE PERSPECTIVES FOR THE NEXT YEAR, SO WE ARE SUDDENLY FACED WITH THE LAUNCHING OF A NEW OFFENSIVE - LED BY THE SAME ASSAILANTS, SUPPORTED BY THE SAME ACCOMPLICES, USING THE SAME MEANS AND AGAIN THREATENING TO BRING ABOUT THE COLLAPSE OF THE CURRENCY, THE ECONOMY AND THE REPUBLIC. DO I NEED TO SAY THAT THESE KILL BE FIRMLY DEFENDED, THAT I AM CERTAIN THE COUNTRY WILL HELP US AND THAT, IN THE END, THEIR OPPONENTS WILL BE THE LOSERS?"




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    Background: IN AN 18-MINUTE TELEVISED SPEECH TO THE NATION, PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE TODAY (TUESDAY) STRONGLY DEFENDED THE FRANC AND THE COUNTRY'S GENERAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, WHILE STRONGLY DENOUNCING TODAY'S STRIKERS AS PART OF A "NEW OFFENSIVE" THAT THREATENS TO "BRING ABOUT THE COLLAPSE OF THE CURRENCY, THE ECONOMY AND THE REPUBLIC".

    THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, SPEAKING IN THE CLOSING HOURS IN TODAY'S NATION-WIDE STRIKE, SURPRISED OBSERVERS BY THE STRENGTH OF HIS REMARKS ABOUT FRANCE'S LABOUR AGITATION.

    SPEAKING AFTER A FLURRY OF SPECULATION THAT FRANCE'S INDUSTRIAL TROUBLES MIGHT FORCE A DEVALUATION OF THE FRANC, GENERAL DE GAULLE SAID THAT THE SITUATION HAD IMPROVED ON ALL FRONTS SINCE "THE BRUTAL CRISIS" OF LAST MAY AND JUNE, BUT, HE ADDED:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4K3A2DQKBE3O1NFS0V96IYNW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4K3A2DQKBE3O1NFS0V96IYNW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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