• Short Summary

    MAKING A FINAL TELEVISED APPEAL TO THE FRENCH PEOPLE, PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE THIS EVENING (FRIDAY) REITERATED HIS STATEMENT THAT HE WOULD RESIGN IF THE REFERENDUM WAS REJECTED ON SUNDAY (APRIL 27) AND THAT, IF THIS HAPPENED, THE COUNTRY WOULD RETURN TO THE GAME OF "AMBITIONS, ILLUSIONS, COMBINATIONS AND TREASONS" OF NATIONAL UPHEAVAL.

  • Description


    ELYSEE PALACE; GENERAL DE GAULLE SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: DE GAULLE: "YOUR ANSWER WILL GUIDE THE DESTINY OF FRANCE BECAUSE, IF I AM DISOWNED BY A MAJORITY OF YOU ON THIS CAPITAL SUBJECT - NO MATTER HOW POWERFUL THE NUMBERS AND THE ARBOUR OF THE ARMY OF MY SUPPORTERS WHO, AFTER ALL. HOLD THE FUTURE OF THEIR COUNTRY IN THEIR HANDS - MY PRESENT DUTIES AS CHIEF OF STATE WILL BECOME IMMEDIATELY IMPOSSIBLE AND I WILL CEASE MY FUNCTIONS FORTHWITH. THEREFORE, HOW TO MASTER THE SITUATION WHICH WOULD RESULT FROM THE NEGATIVE VICTORY OF THESE DIVERSE, ILL-ASSORTED AND DISSONANT OPPOSITIONS AND THE INEVITABLE RETURN TO THE GAME OF AMBITIONS, ILLUSIONS, COMBINATIONS AND TREASONS OF THE NATIONAL UPHEAVAL THAT SUCH A RUPTURE WOULD PROVOKE?"




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    Background: MAKING A FINAL TELEVISED APPEAL TO THE FRENCH PEOPLE, PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE THIS EVENING (FRIDAY) REITERATED HIS STATEMENT THAT HE WOULD RESIGN IF THE REFERENDUM WAS REJECTED ON SUNDAY (APRIL 27) AND THAT, IF THIS HAPPENED, THE COUNTRY WOULD RETURN TO THE GAME OF "AMBITIONS, ILLUSIONS, COMBINATIONS AND TREASONS" OF NATIONAL UPHEAVAL.

    AFTER BRIEFLY RECAPITULATING OVER THE MAJOR POINTS AT STAKE IN THE REFERENDUM, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVACWZ42902AGSVTJM72TU8KSV58
    Media URN:
    VLVACWZ42902AGSVTJM72TU8KSV58
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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