• Short Summary

    President Charles DeGaulle of France received an impressive welcome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the last stop of his South American tour before returning to Paris.

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    Two shots - motorcade
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    2.
    Building, paper streamers falling
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    Horseman gallops past
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    Motorcade toward camera
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    DeGaulle waving to crowd
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    Crowd waves
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    LS factory
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    CU sign "Viva DeGaulle"
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    DeGaulle's car enters factory
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    MS workers
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    DeGaulle in car waving
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    Police holding back crowd
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    DeGaulle in car waving
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    MS workers applaude
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    DeGaulle waves from car
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    Workers standing on beam
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    DeGaulle shaking hands with workers
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    18.
    Exterior shot crowd
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    19.
    DeGaulle mops brow, walks past camera
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    Background: President Charles DeGaulle of France received an impressive welcome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the last stop of his South American tour before returning to Paris.

    The city gave him a South American version of the famous New York "ticker tape" parades, in which streamers of ticker tapes thrown from windows fill the air over motorcades. Paper thrown from the buildings along General DeGaulle's route achieved the same effect.

    Before leaving the city, the French President pledged support for Brazil's efforts to gain wider European markets for its exports and more investment capital for the economic development of the country. DeGaulle rode up the streets of the Brazilian metropolis in an open car with the paper streaming down and cheering crowds lining the way.

    Later he visited a steel factory nearby which uses French machines. At the factory he rode slowly through in his car and frequently slighted to mingle with the workers and shake hands with them.

    The 73-year-old French leader appeared to be in good health at the end of his 26-day tour of South Africa, where he tried to sell France as a "third force" in world affairs. He returned to Paris to confront a number of thorny problems, including the effect of the Russian government shake-up, a dairy strike and other matters.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Z6Y77PUSXK92ORWLNWAA4WN7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Z6Y77PUSXK92ORWLNWAA4WN7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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