• Short Summary

    IN A TOUR OF GREAT RECEPTIONS, PRESIDENTS DE GAULLE RECEIVED PERHAPS THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC - IF NOT THE BIGGEST - WHEN HE VISITED THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO, ABOUT 10 MILES OUTSIDE MEXICO CITY.

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    IN A TOUR OF GREAT RECEPTIONS, PRESIDENTS DE GAULLE RECEIVED PERHAPS THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC - IF NOT THE BIGGEST - WHEN HE VISITED THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO, ABOUT 10 MILES OUTSIDE MEXICO CITY. IT SEEMED THAT MOST OF THE 40,000 STUDENTS HAD TURNED OUT TO WELCOME THE DISTINGUISHED VISITOR. AND TIMES IT SEEMED THAT THEY JOSTLED HIM IN THEIR ENTHUSIASM - BUT THE 74-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT TOOK IT ALL IN GOOD PART, DESPITE THE FIERCE HEAT OF THE DAY AND THE UNCOMFORTABLE AFFECT OF BREATHING THE THIN AIR AT 7,500 FEET (2560 METRES).

    MEANWHILE MADAME DE GAULLE WAS VISITING THE FRENCH HOSPITAL IN MEXICO CITY. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO MASSIVE CROWDS TO GREET HER. THE WELCOME SHE RECEIVED WAS JUST AS WARM IN SPIRIT.

    (CONSTRUCTION ON THE UNIVERSITY STARTED ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO DURING THE REGIME OF PRESIDENT CARDENAS. ABOUT 40 BUILDINGS, MANY OF THEM DECORATED INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY (SHOWN ON FILM) WITH MURALS BY LEADING MEXICAN ARTISTS. TWO OUTSTANDING BUILDINGS IN A CAMPUS OF GREAT BEAUTY ARE THE LIBRARY - A LARGE RECTANGULAR BUILDING COVERED WITH MURALS - AND THE STADIUM.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9224M1VCWIFHZKYSWGITC6KPU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9224M1VCWIFHZKYSWGITC6KPU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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