On Oct 22, day-two of his three-day "meet the people" tour of Southern France, President de Gaulle visited Grasse, Cannes, and Nice, where he received a visit by Sir Winston Churchill in the library of the Prefecture.
GV Library of Nice Prefecture.
GV Sir Winston Churchill arrives.
CU Sir Winston is welcomed and enters library.
LV (UNSTEADY SHOT) Churchill seated with De Gaulle.
CU PAN (UNSTEADY SHOT) Pan from Churchill to De Gaulle.
CU De Gaulle.
CU Sir Winston with cigar leaves De Gaulle's private room.
SV Churchill walks down steps to car.
CU Lady Churchill.
CU Churchill enters car.
CU Churchills' seated in car.
BACK V..car drives away.
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Background: On Oct 22, day-two of his three-day "meet the people" tour of Southern France, President de Gaulle visited Grasse, Cannes, and Nice, where he received a visit by Sir Winston Churchill in the library of the Prefecture.
To waving and cheering crowds he explained his policies and promised peace in Algeria soon, without however advancing any new plans. Despite recent signs of mounting opposition to his intention of setting up a French Atomic striking force, and his apparent lack of action in settling the six-year old Algerian war, the French President was given an enthusiastic reception in most places.
Cameramen were jostled as President de Gaulle and his war-time colleague, Sir Winston Churchill. posed for pictures in the library of the Nice Prefecture Oct 22. Afterwards, with cigar clamped between his teeth, Sir Winston drove back to nearby Monte Carlo.
At the end of his tour Oct 23, President De Gaulle said he would not let anybody interfere with his Algerian policies or his determination to set up an Atomic striking force. Oct 24 he faces his stiffest test since the Fifth Republic came into being twenty-one months ago. Politicians in the Senate will be taking a vote of confidence on some of his policies.