• Short Summary

    FRESH FROM HIS VICTORY IN THE FRENCH GENERAL ELECTIONS, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL TODAY (TUESDAY) OF THE MAN WHO CALLED HIM BACK TO POWER IN THE CRISIS OF 1958 THE FORMER PRESIDENT, M.

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    FRESH FROM HIS VICTORY IN THE FRENCH GENERAL ELECTIONS, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL TODAY (TUESDAY) OF THE MAN WHO CALLED HIM BACK TO POWER IN THE CRISIS OF 1958 THE FORMER PRESIDENT, M. RENE COTY.

    THE PRESIDENT PRAISED M. COTY'S ROLE IN THE 1958 CRISIS WHEN HE SAID "UNDER A REGIME PARALYSED BY ITS OWN CONFUSION, FRANCE AND THE REPUBLIC SUDDENLY FOUND THEMSELVES ON THE BRINK OF THE ABYSS."
    STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN AT THE FUNERAL TO PROTECT DE GAULLE, WHO'S ALREADY ESCAPED FROM TWO NOTED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS. AND IN PARIS, TODAY, THE POLICE ANNOUNCED THEY WERE HOLDING A PARATROOP OFFICER DESERTER WHO SAID HE'D GIVEN UP AN ATTEMPT TO KILL DE GAULLE BECAUSE HE WAS GIVEN ONLY TWO OAS GRENADES TO DO IT.

    THE PRESIDENT SPOKE BEFORE THE TRICOLOUR-DRAPED COFFIN IN THE SQUARE OF THE CITY WHERE HIS PREDECESSOR WAS BORN EIGHTY YEARS AGO. AMONG THE MILITARY GUARD OF HONOUR WERE YOUNG SOLDIERS FROM AN INFANTRY REGIMENT WITH WHOM M. COTY SERVED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    A NAVAL BAND LED THE MARCH-PAST, THEN THE COFFIN WAS LIFTED ON ITS CARRIAGE AND THE CORTEGE DROVE OFF TO M. COTY'S PARISH CHURCH. AMONG THE MOURNERS WERE FORMER PRESIDENT VINCENT AURIOL AND SEVERAL FORMER PRIME MINISTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCWQN4Y5YKN25X2J9VI2ORZLK
    Media URN:
    VLVADCWQN4Y5YKN25X2J9VI2ORZLK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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