• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE CONSULTED HIS CABINET TODAY (THURSDAY) AND LATER DISSOLVED THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, CALLED NEW GENERAL ELECTIONS AND DECLARED THAT HE WOULD FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE OF A COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP IN FRANCE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV DE GUALLE ENTER ELYSEE PALACE IN CAR
    0.11

    2.
    LV ONLOOKERS
    0.13

    3.
    LV GATES ONLY CLOSED
    0.18

    4.
    GV & SV FLAGS ON ELYSEE PALACE
    0.21

    5.
    SV UPSTAIRS WINDOW
    0.25

    6.
    CU NEWSPAPER "DE GAULLE MAKES HIS CHOICE" PAN TO ELYSEE
    0.32

    7.
    SV PAN POMPIDOU ENTERS
    0.44

    8.
    SV PAN MINISTERS ENTER (10 SHOTS)
    1.46

    9.
    SV FAURE AND COUVE DE MURVILLE
    2.00



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    Background: PRESIDENT DE GAULLE CONSULTED HIS CABINET TODAY (THURSDAY) AND LATER DISSOLVED THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, CALLED NEW GENERAL ELECTIONS AND DECLARED THAT HE WOULD FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE OF A COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP IN FRANCE. NEITHER HE NOR HIS CABINET WILL RESIGN.

    JUSTICE MINISTER LOUIS JOXE SAID AFTER THE 45-MINUTE CABINET MEETING TODAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD NOT RESIGNED, BUT INDICATED THERE WOULD BE A RESHUFFLE. M. HENRI DUVILLARD, MINISTER FOR EX-SERVICEMEN, TOLD REPORTERS AS HE EMERGED FROM THE ELYSEE PALACE: "WE ARE STAYING, "ALTHOUGH OTHER MINISTERS, INCLUDING M. ROGER FREY, MINISTER IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH PARLIAMENT, WERE LESS DEFINITE. MR. FREY SAID: "I DO NO KNOW".

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE RECORDED A FIVE-MINUTE RADIO BROADCAST AS SOON AS THE MEETING ENDED. "I HAVE TAKEN MY DECISIONS," HE SAID. "IN THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES I SHALL NOT RETIRE. IT HAVE A MANDATE FROM THE PEOPLE AND I SHALL FULFIL IT."
    HE ALSO SAID HE WOULD NOT REPLACE PRIME MINISTER GEORGES POMPIDOU, "WHOSE ABILITY, SOLIDITY AND TALENT DESERVE A TRIBUTE FROM EVERYONE."
    LATER AN ESTIMATED QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE TURNED OUT IN THE STREETS OF PARIS IN A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION OF SUPPORT FRO PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND THE MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEWKGLQJGE6AMB1KJ8FHL24G4C
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWKGLQJGE6AMB1KJ8FHL24G4C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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