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    GENERAL DE GAULLE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A SPEECH TO THE POLISH PARLIAMENT IN WARSAW TODAY TO CALL ON EUROPEAN NATIONS TO UNITE TO SETTLE THE GERMAN PROBLEM.

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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE DURING VISITS TO GDANSK AND GDYNIA; ABOARD SHIP; LAYING WREATH; SPEAKING; CROWDS.




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    Background: GENERAL DE GAULLE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A SPEECH TO THE POLISH PARLIAMENT IN WARSAW TODAY TO CALL ON EUROPEAN NATIONS TO UNITE TO SETTLE THE GERMAN PROBLEM. HIS APPEAL CAME AFTER A QUIET INTERLUDE YESTERDAY WHEN THE PRESIDENT TOURED A NUMBER OF BALTIC PORTS, INCLUDING GDANSK AND GDYNIA.

    THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH TO THE SEJM - THE POLISH PARLIAMENT - WAS THE FIRST TO BE MADE BY A WESTERN LEADER. HE USED IT BE SPEAK OF "DESTINY" AND OF THE ROLES TO BE PLAYED BY A UNITED EUROPE AND BY FRANCO-POLISH CO-OPERATION.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE CALLED FOR A POLICY OF "DETENTE, ENTENTE AND CO-OPERATION" WHICH WOULD ALLOW EUROPEANS TO SETTLE THEIR CHIEF PROBLEM, THE DESTINY OF THE GERMAN PEOPLE. HE SAID, TOO, THAT THE FRENCH AND POLISH PEOPLE COULD HELP TO BLAZE THE TRAIL TO EUROPEAN UNITY, TO END THE CONFLICT IN VIETNAM, AND TO BRING PEACE TO MANKIND.

    "WOULD THERE," HE ASKED, "HAVE BEEN A WAR IN ASIA? WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN ONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IF OUR CONTINENT HAD ORGANISED ITS CO-OPERATION?"
    DURING YESTERDAY'S TOUR HE FLEW TO THE PORT OF GDANSK (FORMERLY DANZIG), AND THEN SAILED TO GDYNIA BY WARSHIP. DURING A SPEECH IN THE MARKET PLACE AT GDANSK THE FRENCH LEADER CALLED UPON POLAND TO LOOK FAR INTO THE FUTURE AND NOT BE LIMITED BY OLD CONCEPTS ... "EVEN IF THEY HAVE THE DIMENSIONS OF A CONTINENT."
    TODAY THE PRESIDENT WAS TO HAVE HIS FIRST TALKS WITH POLAND'S LEADING POLITICAL FIGURE, WLADYSLAW GOMULKA, LEADER OF THE COUNTRY'S COMMUNIST PARTY. AND TONIGHT, THERE WERE PLANS FOR A TELEVISION BROADCAST TO THE PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA802XK43Y3BE7FLG6Q9PMVB0XT
    Media URN:
    VLVA802XK43Y3BE7FLG6Q9PMVB0XT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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