• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE TODAY (FRIDAY) MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE HIS OPERATION THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN HE ATTENDED A CEREMONY MARKING THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO IN EUROPE.

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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE TODAY (FRIDAY) MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE HIS OPERATION THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN HE ATTENDED A CEREMONY MARKING THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO IN EUROPE.

    ACCOMPANIED BY THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, M. POMPIDOU, HE DROVE UP THE CHAMPS ELYSEES IN AN OPEN CAR FLANKED BY MOTORCYCLISTS AND HEADED BY A MOUNTED DETACHMENT OF THE REPUBLICAN GUARD.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE LEFT HOSPITAL LAST WEEK FOLLOWING AN OPERATION ON HIS PROSTATE GLAND.

    AT THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE HE WAS WELCOMED BY M. MESSMER, THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY AND M. SAINTENY, MINISTER IN CHARGE OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS. HE LAYED A WREATH ON THE TOMB AND AFTER STOKING THE ETERNAL FLAME, STOOD SILENTLY FOR A MINUTE IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN.

    BEFORE RETURNING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, HE INSPECTED FORMATIONS OF EX-SERVICEMEN WHO HAD GATHERED AT THE SHRINE TO REMEMBER THEIR COMRADES WHO HAD FALLEN IN THE BATTLE FOR EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8W07NEYUO7I52MMFIJ55TYUMY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8W07NEYUO7I52MMFIJ55TYUMY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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