• Short Summary

    THE CONTINUING CAMPAIGN FOR BRETON AUTONOMY IS BEING CARRIED OUT FROM A HOUSE IN THE SEAS DE SUBURB BRAY, ABOUT 12 MILES FROM DUBLIN, THE CAPITAL OF EIRE.

  • Description

    THE CONTINUING CAMPAIGN FOR BRETON AUTONOMY IS BEING CARRIED OUT FROM A HOUSE IN THE SEAS DE SUBURB BRAY, ABOUT 12 MILES FROM DUBLIN, THE CAPITAL OF EIRE. M. YANN GOULET CONDUCTS HIS FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE FOR THE PEOPLE OF BRITTANY, ON THE FRENCH ATLANTIC COAST, AS LEADER OF THE NATIONAL BRETON COMMITTEE.

    M. GOULET, A SCULPTOR, FLIES THE NATIONALIST BRETON FLAG OVER HIS HOUSE IN BRAY. THE BLACK-AND-WHITE STRIPED FLAG HAS BECOME A FAMILIAR ASPECT OF THE COASTAL LANDSCAPE, AND IS A SYMBOL FOR SOME 30 BRETONS LIVING IN EXILE NEARBY.

    IN BRITTANY ITSELF MEMBERS OF THE FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF BRITTANY HAVE BEEN ACTIVE RECENTLY. THERE HAVE BEEN FREQUENT BOMB BLASTS AND AN ARSENAL CONTAINING BOMBS, DETONATORS, RIFLES AND REVOLVERS HAS BEEN DISCOVERED BY POLICE, NINETEEN PEOPLE ARE BEING HELD IN CUSTODY BY POLICE INQUIRING INTO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FRONT.

    M. GOULET CLAIMS SOME THREE MILLION BRETONS ON THE EUROPEAN MAINLAND HAVE NEVER GIVEN UP THEIR CLAIM TO NATIONHOOD AND SELF-GOVERNMENT.

    HE BELIEVES THE HISTORY OF THE BRETON NATION, ONCE RECOGNISED AS A DISTINCT CELTIC PEOPLE, BEARS A STRONG RESEMBLANCE TO THE TURBULENT HISTORY OF IRELAND. AND HE CLAIMS THAT IRELAND'S SUCCESSFUL STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE CONTAINS MANY POINTERS FOR BRETON NATIONALISTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4SHM7847I15A47M3ZFTEN871Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SHM7847I15A47M3ZFTEN871Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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