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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WATCHED THE CLOSE OF ALPINE MANOEUVRES BY FRENCH FORCES IN THE GRENOBLE AREA.

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    DE GAULLE WATCHING PARADE.




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    Background: PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WATCHED THE CLOSE OF ALPINE MANOEUVRES BY FRENCH FORCES IN THE GRENOBLE AREA. AT THE SAME TIME, THE FIFTEEN-NATION MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION WAS PREPARING A COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF ITS TWO-DAY SPRING SESSION DURING WHICH FRANCE'S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ALLIANCE HAD BEEN CONSIDERED.

    THE MILITARY EXERCISES IN THE GRENOBLE AREA ARE AN ANNUAL EVENT.

    THIS YEAR THREE THOUSAND FRENCH TROOPS TOOK PART, AND WERE SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE FRENCH AIR FORCE.

    THE FINAL PARADE WAS ALSO WATCHED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, M. GEORGES POMPIDOU, AND THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, M. PIERRE MESSMER.

    DURING HIS VISIT THE PRESIDENT MADE NO DIRECT REMARKS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE FRENCH FORCES AFTER FRANCE'S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC ALLIANCE. HE TOLD A GROUP OF OFFICERS:'IT IS A TREMENDOUS THING TO BE AT HOME, AND WE SHALL ALL BE HOME SOON'.

    (NEGOTIATIONS ARE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE N.A.T.O. PERMANENT COUNCIL IN PARIS ON THE FUTURE ROLE OF FRENCH FORCES IN WEST GERMANY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4IDIEXN7TD2HOFQ0PBRHVIFM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4IDIEXN7TD2HOFQ0PBRHVIFM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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