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    IN FRANCE, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (MONDAY) BEGAN A TWO-DAY VISIT OF NAVAL AND ARMY BASES.

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    IN FRANCE, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (MONDAY) BEGAN A TWO-DAY VISIT OF NAVAL AND ARMY BASES.HIS FIRST VISIT WAS TO THE 150-YEAR-OLD NAVAL COLLEGE OF LANVEOC-POULMIC NEAR BREST.

    THE PRESIDENT IN THE ARMY UNIFORM OF A BRIGADE GENERAL, LAID A WREATH AT THE GRANITE CROSS OF LORRAINE WHICH STANDS NEAR THE COLLEGE ON A POINT OF THE BRETON RESISTANCE FIGHTERS WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, HE STOPPED AMONG THE CROWDS OF WELL-WISHERS -- MOSTLY WOMEN -- AND SHOOK THEIR HANDS.

    THE PRESIDENT LATER BOARDED THE OCEAN-GOING MINESWEEPER, COLMAR, TO REVIEW UNITS OF THE FRENCH FLEET, INCLUDING THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER.FOCH.

    HE THEN WENT ON TO BREST WHERE A RECONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY TO GIVE NEW LIFE TO FRANCE'S GREATEST NAVAL BASE.THE OLD HOME OF THE FRENCH ATLANTIC FLEET, BREAST IS NOW TO BECOME THE BASE FOR NEARLY ALL THE NATIONS'S CONVENTIONAL WARSHIPS, AND FOUR HER FUTURE FLEET OF ATOMIC SUBMARINES ARMED WITH FRENCH-BUILT NUCLEAR MISSILES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4V82UQQERR7QKMP1ABGL5HODI
    Media URN:
    VLVA4V82UQQERR7QKMP1ABGL5HODI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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