• Short Summary

    DAYS OF WINE AND PEACHES CAME TO CASTELNAU IN THE HAUTE GARONNE PROVINCE OF FRANCE AT THE WEEKEND WHEN GENEROUS FARMERS STARTED HANDING OUT PEACHES AND WINE TO TOURISTS -- FOR NOTHING.

  • Description

    DAYS OF WINE AND PEACHES CAME TO CASTELNAU IN THE HAUTE GARONNE PROVINCE OF FRANCE AT THE WEEKEND WHEN GENEROUS FARMERS STARTED HANDING OUT PEACHES AND WINE TO TOURISTS -- FOR NOTHING.

    THE OFFICIAL NAME FOR THE EXERCISE WAS OPERATION SOURIRE -- OPERATION SMILE -- AND THE WINE AND PEACH GROWERS KEPT TO THE SPIRIT OF THE THING BY THEIR SEEMING ENJOYMENT AS THEY FREELY HANDED OVER THE HARD WON PRODUCE.

    BUT WHEN IT CAME TO SMILING THE REAL CHAMPIONS WERE THE TOURISTS. THEY SMILED THEIR WAY HAPPILY THROUGH INNUMERABLE TONS OF PEACHES AND COUNTLESS LITRES OF WINE.

    BUT BEHIND THE SMILES OF THE FARMERS THERE WAS A SOLIDLY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE. THEY FEEL THAT THEIR PEACHES ARE NEGLECTED AND THAT THEIR WINE IS TOO OFTEN REFERRED TO IN FAINTLY DAMNING PHRASES WHICH BEGIN: " AN UNPRETENTIOUS LITTLE WINE"....
    SO, WITH THE THRUSTING EAGERNESS OF METROPOLITAN TYCOONS, THEY SET OUT TO ALTER THEIR PUBLIC IMAGE.

    AND AS GALLONS OF FREELY DISPENSED VINS ROUGE, ROSE AND BLANC DISAPPEARED DOWN HUNDREDS OF TOURING THROATS THEY CONTINUED TO SMILE HAPPILY.

    BECAUSE WHEN THE TOURISTS RETURN FOR MORE IT IS HOPED THAT THEY WILL PAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6DFYPEG86LGDO8MZ18DL1T35G
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DFYPEG86LGDO8MZ18DL1T35G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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