• Short Summary

    On his first trip outside French territory since becoming President of France last January, General de Gaulle arrived at Malpensa Airport, Milan, Italy, June 23, to begin a five-day state visit, during which he will participate in the 100th anniversary of French military victories that helped the emergence of modern Italy.

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    On his first trip outside French territory since becoming President of France last January, General de Gaulle arrived at Malpensa Airport, Milan, Italy, June 23, to begin a five-day state visit, during which he will participate in the 100th anniversary of French military victories that helped the emergence of modern Italy.

    The General and his wife, Foreign Minister Couve de Murville - returned from the Geneva talks - and Defence Minister Pierre Guillaumat, were greeted by the President of Italy Giovanni Gronchi and his wife, Prime Minister Antonio Segni and members of the Cabinet.

    After reviewing an honour guard at the airport, de Gaulle and his host watched a big military parade in Milan. He took the salute at a march-past of French and Italian troops recalling their joint victory under Napoleon the Third one hundred years ago over Austria.

    Next day June 24 de Gaulle was visiting the battlefields of Magenta and Solferino where the armies of Napoleon and King Victor Emmanuel Two of Sardinia wrested much of Northern Italy from Austria to bring about Italy's independence.

    The two Presidents in their talks will discuss, it is understood, France's resistance to some facets of European integration. Both countries are linked economically in the Common Market and NATO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FLRP0KQH7SD9X3I6OSGHXNY9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FLRP0KQH7SD9X3I6OSGHXNY9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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