• Short Summary

    President Charles de Gaulle took a break from his current provincial tour on April 25th.

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  • Description

    President Charles de Gaulle took a break from his current provincial tour on April 25th.

    Instead, the President, accompanied by his wife, toured hamlets in the area around his Colombey-les-deux-Eglises country home.

    The President had arrived at Colombey the previous night still with his heavy guard that has been responsible for his security in the provinces.

    During his tour of the hamlets, the President talked with people about the weather, crops and school canteens.International politics and policy were apparently not mentioned.

    At one point he apologized for the "slightly pompous manner" of his visit.This was an apparent allusion to his 25-car motorcade, carrying heavily armed police as well as other members of his party, and the security men who travelled ahead of him.

    Despite the security men, however, the President and Madame de Gaulle mingled freely with the villagers and chatted familiarly.The day ended with a visit to Colombey itself and a vin d'honneur was offered to all 376 inhabitants.

    The President's tour was due to be resumed the following day with a visit to Chaumont.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0XVGVUIC4PXGJIZ5H53XTRNB
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0XVGVUIC4PXGJIZ5H53XTRNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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