• Short Summary

    THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE -- THE SITE PROPOSED FOR FRIDAY'S PEACE TALKS IN PARIS BETWEEN NORTH VIETNAM AND THE UNITED STATES -- WAS FORMERLY A GESTAPO HEADQUARTERS.

  • Description

    THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE -- THE SITE PROPOSED FOR FRIDAY'S PEACE TALKS IN PARIS BETWEEN NORTH VIETNAM AND THE UNITED STATES -- WAS FORMERLY A GESTAPO HEADQUARTERS.

    THE CENTRE -- LOCATED NEAR THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE -- IS THE FORMER MAJESTIC HOTEL. IT SEVERED DURING THE GERMAN WARTIME OCCUPATION OF FRANCE AS THE PARIS HEADQUARTERS OF HITLER'S GESTAPO. LATER IT WAS USED AS THE TEMPORARY CENTRE FOR THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO). TO DATE THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY HAS USED THE BUILDING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AND A WIDE RANGE OF MEETINGS.

    ALTHOUGH THE CENTRE HASN'T BEEN FORMALLY APPROVED BY NORTH VIETNAM AND THE UNITED STATES, THE CARETAKER HAS BEEN ORDERED "TO WASH THE DOOR AND THE STAIRCASE FROM THE BASEMENT TO THE TOP FLOOR." OFFICIALS FROM BOTH NEGOTIATING SIDES VISITED THE CENTRE TODAY AND ADVISED THEIR GOVERNMENTS ON ITS SUITABILITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OFYK34W5V7IR24SW1JT4JS4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OFYK34W5V7IR24SW1JT4JS4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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