• Short Summary

    The United Nations Secretary-General U Thant paid tribute to General de Gaulle in a statement to the General Assembly yesterday (Tuesday, 10 November).

  • Description

    The United Nations Secretary-General U Thant paid tribute to General de Gaulle in a statement to the General Assembly yesterday (Tuesday, 10 November). He described the French leader, who died on Monday night ( 9 November ), as a great soldier-statesman who had shown courage and vision in tackling the decolonisation of French Africa, especially Algeria.

    The former President, who was 79, will be buried in a simple ceremony at Colombey-less-Deus Eglises tomorrow (Thursday, November 12th). Eighty world leaders are expected to attend a memorial service in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on the same day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC10MCED3MULRH10X71YCQIWG2
    Media URN:
    VLVAC10MCED3MULRH10X71YCQIWG2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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