• Short Summary

    LARGE CHEERING CROWDS WELCOMED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) ON THE SECOND DAY OF HIS TOUR OF TOWNS AROUND THE FRENCH CAPITAL.

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    LARGE CHEERING CROWDS WELCOMED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) ON THE SECOND DAY OF HIS TOUR OF TOWNS AROUND THE FRENCH CAPITAL. YESTERDAY, THE CROWDS WERE SMALL AND THE RAIN WAS HEAVY. TODAY'S TOUR IN THE DORMITORY TOWNS EAST OF PARIS WAS IN THE SEINE AND MARNE DEPARTMENT.

    THE PRESIDENT FLEW BY HELICOPTER FROM VERSAILLES WHERE HE HAD SPENT THE NIGHT. AT CHAMPS, ON LANDING, HE WAS GREETED BY THE PREFECT OF THE DEPARTMENT, M. JEAN VERDIER.

    THE PRESIDENT THEN JOURNEYED BY CAR, STOPPING AT CHELLES, LE PIN, CLAYE, SOUILLY, MEAUX, QUINCI-VOISINS, COUILLY, CRESSY EN BRIE, LA CHAPELLE, COULOMMIERS, CHAILLY EN BRIE, JOUY LE CHATEL, CHENOISE AND PROVINS. THERE HE WAS GREETED BY M. ALAIN PEYREFITTE, THE INFORMATION MINISTER, AND THE LOCAL MAYOR.

    THE PRESIDENT LUNCHED AT PROVINS AND RECEIVED FROM A SMALL GIRL A BOUQUET OF THE FAMOUS PROVINS ROSES. VARIOUS SHOTS SHOW THE PRESIDENT AT MEAUX AND PROVINS.

    (A 5,000-STRONG SECURITY FORCE IS ON GUARD DURING THE FIVE-DAY TOUR, WHICH IS REGARDED AS HIS MOST DANGEROUS PERSONAL APPEARANCE TO DATE BECAUSE OF THE DENSE POPULATIONS. IN SPEECHES, THE PRESIDENT HAS ATTACKED THE USSR AND THE US FOR, AS HE SAID, IMPOSING THEIR POWER ON OTHER NATIONS.

    HE HAS REPEATEDLY CALLED FOR NATIONAL UNITY AND THE CONTINUITY OF FIRM, STABLE AND EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT. HE SAW FRANCE INSIDE A EUROPE UNITED FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE URALS, AND THE COUNTRY PREDESTINED TO ESTABLISH A NEW BALANCE OF POWER AND A GUARANTEE OF PEACE.

    (HIS DESCRIPTION OF WORLD RELATIONS IS VIEWED IN FRANCE AS PROVIDING A BROAD FOUNDATION FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN THIS WINTER. IT IS NOT KNOWN IF THE PRESIDENT IS PREPARED TO STAND AGAIN, BUT MOST POLITICIANS THINK HE WILL. THE CURRENT TOUR IS HIS 23RD IN OFFICE AND THE LAST HE PLANS BEFORE THE ELECTION IN DECEMBER.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGW4UCWR5THHTN84KEB7FIAOE
    Media URN:
    VLVACGW4UCWR5THHTN84KEB7FIAOE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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