• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TOOK FRANCE AND THE WORLD BY SURPRISE TONIGHT (SATURDAY) WHEN HE ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO DEVALUATION OF THE FRANC.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TOOK FRANCE AND THE WORLD BY SURPRISE TONIGHT (SATURDAY) WHEN HE ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO DEVALUATION OF THE FRANC. DESPITE THE HAMMERING THAT THE FRANC HAS TAKEN FROM SPECULATORS IN THE PAST 10 DAYS, THE GENERAL CONFOUNDED PREDICTIONS OF A FRENCH DEVALUATION OF UP TO 10 PER CENT. AFTER ONE OF THE LONGEST FRENCH CABINET MEETINGS ON RECORD - IT LASTED THREE AND A HALF HOURS -- ONE SENTENCE COMMUNIQUE WAS ISSUED. IT SAID: "THE PARITY OF THE FRANC IS MAINTAINED."
    THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME FROM PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S RESIDENCE-- THE ELYSEE PALACE -- BUT THERE IS STILL NO NEWS OF DEFLATIONARY MEASURES THAT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IS LIKELY TO IMPOSE. THESE COULD BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW NIGHT (SUNDAY) WHEN PRESIDENT DE GAULLE WILL MAKE A NATION-WIDE BROADCAST. AND NEXT TUESDAY, PRIME MINISTER MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE WILL MAKE A PARLIAMENTARY STATEMENT ON THE FRENCH ECONOMIC SITUATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB3WE22CEWMR4GILDT5T8FBLAB
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3WE22CEWMR4GILDT5T8FBLAB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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