• Short Summary

    Communist opponents set off sirens during De Gaulle's address to mass meeting at Verdun.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Verdun, France. Communist opponents set off sirens during De Gaulle's address to mass meeting at Verdun.

    Massed crowds gathered to greet General De Gaulle at town of Verdun. General Charles De Gaulle walking towards camera waving to crowds. Close up shot of General De Gaulle. Several shots of General De Gaulle shaking hands with people in crowd. General De Gaulle walking towards camera with crowds cheering. General De Gaulle shaking hands with crowds.

    Long shot of tall statue on hill. Close up shot of name on statue "Verdun." Close up shot of statue. Huge crowds gathered to hear De Gaulle speaking. Long shot of General De Gaulle speaking to crowds from dais - masses gathered to listen. General De Gaulle standing on dais speaking - he has speech interrupted by sirens. He waits for sirens to stop whilst masses sing Marseillaise. Long shot, pan along crowds singing Marseillaise. General De Gaulle continues speech. Crowd cheering.

    Possibly connected with 48/52 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1518.29
    Media URN:
    59710
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:32:00 / 01:31:13:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 028 G

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