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    Many Africans were among World leaders who began arriving in Paris today (Wednesday, November the 11th) to attend the Memorial Service for General de Gaulle.

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    Many Africans were among World leaders who began arriving in Paris today (Wednesday, November the 11th) to attend the Memorial Service for General de Gaulle.

    The service is to be held in Notre Dame Cathedral tomorrow morning (Thursday). General de Gaulle will be buried in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises, the small village where he lived, in a private ceremony in the afternoon.

    The General requested that the funeral be a simple one with no official delegations attending it.

    But Heads of State and leaders from all parts of the world have travelled to Paris to attend the ceremony in Notre Dame, including the Presidents of the United States and the Soviet Union. French authorities said they expected as many as 80 Presidents, Emperors, Princes, Prime Ministers and other leaders to go to Paris in one of the greatest gatherings of world leaders in recent years. Thousands of policemen have been moved in to Paris to protect the leaders.

    Among the first of the African leaders to arrive were Presidents Bokassa of Central African Republic, Tombalbaye of Chad, Senghor of Senegal, Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast, Diori of Niger, Lamizana of Upper Volta, Eyadema of Togo and Vice-President Raoul of the Congo Peoples' Republic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7G9CQG53E5JS0FG2A3FUDLVQC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G9CQG53E5JS0FG2A3FUDLVQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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