• Short Summary

    President de Gaulle, on day-one of a four-day State visit to London, was the guest of honour at a State Banquet given by Queen Elizabeth, at Buckingham Palace, April 5.

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    President de Gaulle, on day-one of a four-day State visit to London, was the guest of honour at a State Banquet given by Queen Elizabeth, at Buckingham Palace, April 5. After the banquet, the President and his wife in company with the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, watched a display of fireworks.

    From the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the French visitors saw a spectacular display, held over St. James' Park. 1,000 star shells were fired into the air in a profusion of colours and patterns. Batteries of Roman candles transformed the park into a blaze of light.

    In tribute to President de Gaulle, a double depiction if the Cross of Lorraine threw a blaze of light over the thousands of Londoneers who turned out to see the pyrotechnic illuminations.

    This was the first celebration to be held in St. James' Park, since 1814, at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EHAYVABEYPV7OEM62P1BEPKX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EHAYVABEYPV7OEM62P1BEPKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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