• Short Summary

    AS THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NEARS ITS CLIMAX WITH THE VOTE ON SUNDAY (16 JUNE) THE GAULLIST CANDIDATE, GEORGES POMPIDOU, CONTINUES TO LEAD HIS RIVAL, INTERIM PRESIDENT ALAIN POHER, IN THE OPINION POLLS.

  • Description


    PEOPLE AT ALENCON AIRFIELD; CROWD CHEER POMPIDOU AS AIRCRAFT ARRIVES: POMPIDOU ADDRESSES CROWD IN HANGER (SOUND ON FILM IN FRENCH); CROWD SHOUTS AND SINGS



    TRANSCRIPT: POMPIDOU: THIS GREAT GATHERING IN ALL THESE WESTERN PROVINCES INDICATES THE DESIRE TO GIVE TO SUNDAY'S ELECTION ITS FULL MEANING, INDICATES THE DESIRE OF WESTERN FRANCE TO SEE THE FIFTH REPUBLIC CONTINUE ALONG THE PATHS OF WHICH IT WAS SET BY GENERAL DE GAULLE, TO SEE IT EQUALLY....(CHEERING ETC.)




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    Background: AS THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NEARS ITS CLIMAX WITH THE VOTE ON SUNDAY (16 JUNE) THE GAULLIST CANDIDATE, GEORGES POMPIDOU, CONTINUES TO LEAD HIS RIVAL, INTERIM PRESIDENT ALAIN POHER, IN THE OPINION POLLS. BUT BOTH MEN ARE MAKING FULL USE OF THEIR FINAL CAMPAIGN DAYS.

    M. POHER HAS CHANGED HIS TACTICS AND IS NOW TRAVELLING THE COUNTRY IN SEARCH OF NEW SUPPORT, BUT M. POMPIDOU HAS NOT LET UP AND IS STILL SPEAKING AT RALLIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    YESTERDAY (11 JUNE) M. POMPIDOU WAS IN WESTERN FRANCE, AND SPOKE AT GUINGAMP IN BRITTANY AND ALENCON IN NORMANDY. IT ALENCON A CROWD OF SUPPORTERS GREETED HIM AT THE SMALL AIRFIELD AND APPLAUDED ENTHUSIASTICALLY AT THE MEETING HE HELD IN AN AIRCRAFT HANGER.

    THERE WAS A LIGHTHEARTED SPRING ATMOSPHERE AND HIS WORDS WERE FREQUENTLY DROWNED BY CHEERING AND SINGING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74P1M42M5S20RA327UU0VU5JU
    Media URN:
    VLVA74P1M42M5S20RA327UU0VU5JU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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